Universal Photo Timer

The timer is a multifunction triggering and timing device:

Wireless Shutter Release And Timer:  Acts as an infra-red wireless shutter release transmitter capable of instantly triggering the shutter without disturbing the camera. It can be used for long time exposures (bulb mode) with many SLR cameras.  The controller can also be programmed to trip at regular intervals to perform time lapse photography. 

Programmable Photographic Timer: Provides functionality similar to programmable photographic timers such as Canon TC-80N3 or Nikon MC-36.

Camera And Flash Trigger:  It allows you to trip the shutter of your camera or fire an electronic flash with a programmable delay in response to a trigger. 
Triggering includes: manual, microphone, infra-red, combination of triggers from external sensors, trigger based on distance and speed measurement.

Flash Slave Unit:  Acts as a flash slave.  Selectable between normal flash or pre-flash synchronization used with digital cameras (UPT_KIT1B only).  Indoor range up to 14m (45 ft).

Strobe Controller Function: Configure number of strobes and delay between them. Adjustable delay edit steps: 10ms or 0.1sec (2ms accuracy). Performance may be limited by the flash itself and also depends on flash output power setting. Consult with your flash manufacturer regarding maximum strobe frequency.

Remote Shutter Release: The timer is capable of receiving codes from most common household remote controls (such as a TV remote). It activates your camera shutter when it receives any infra-red modulated code. Unintentional sources may cause false camera triggers. Typical range: from 3 to 7m (9 to 23ft). Please note that unintentional sources may cause false camera triggers.

Flash output:  Two 3.5mm jacks for photo flash units.  Two parallel, but independently opto-isolated circuits with 300V rating.  The unit requires a 3.5mm jack to PC flash sync cord and/or hot shoe adapter (not included) when using a flash. Supports high voltage flashes such as Vivitar 285HV, low voltage flashes such as Canon Speedlite 430EX (II) / 580EX (II) or Nikon SB-400/SB-600/SB-800/SB-900/SB-910 Speedlights and many others. Flash needs to be operated in manual mode. Positive hot shoe voltages only. The timer flash outputs are compatible with Pocket Wizard devices and cables using 3.5mm jacks.

Sensor connections: Two 2.5mm jacks for external sensors or IR extension cables (sensors and other accessories not included).  Programmable sensor polarity. The unit can be triggered with different combinations of the sensor input: sensor 1 AND sensor 2 edge trigger, sensor 1 OR sensor 2 edge trigger, sensor 1 OR sensor 2 level trigger, sensor 2 and sensor 1 distance calculation or remote control.

Interface: 4 digit LED display, 4 button interface.  A buzzer is used to provide audible feedback. Scrolling text messages provide intuitive and easy to navigate user menus. Dynamic configurable menus can customize the most frequent operations.

Number of programmable camera codes:  Two programmable IR camera codes. Camera code selectable modulation 33kHz, 36kHz, 37kHz, 38kHz, 40kHz, 57kHz.  Learns IR codes from your own IR camera transmitter (codes with up to 40 bits of data)

Pre-programmed camera remotes:  2 preprogrammed camera remote codes: Preprogrammed with Nikon ML-L3 Remote Control Code. (used with Nikon SLRs D3000, D40(x), D50, D5000, D5100, D60, D70(s), D7000, D80, D90, also used with Coolpix P7000, P7100, Nikon 1 J1/V1).  Preprogrammed with Canon RC-1 Remote Control instant release code. (used with EOS 10s, Elan/II/IIE & 7/E, Rebel K2, Ti & T2 (Date Model Only), IX Series Cameras, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, Rebel T1i, Rebel XSi, Digital Rebel Xti/XT and Digital Rebel)

Delay adjustment limits: Adjustments done in 100 micro-seconds up to 9999 seconds. Adjustable edit steps: 100us, 1ms or 0.1sec.

Environmental operating conditions:  Ambient temperature +32 to 104 deg F (0 to 40 deg Celsius), max humidity 85% non-condensing.

Power Source: Operates from 9V alkaline battery (not included). 

Weight (without battery and cables): Approx. 3.5 oz. ( 100g )

Dimensions (L x W x H):  4.94" x 2.75" x 0.94" (125.5mm x 69.9mm x 23.9mm)


Infrared Beam Sensor

Sensor characteristics: Maximum range 5m (16ft). Trigger range is adjustable to approximately 1m (3ft). The sensor does not require a reflector for its operation. Average sensor speed is 20ms. The total reaction time is the sum of the sensor reaction timer and camera shutter lag (if using a camera). Sensor can trigger on small objects down to few cm in size (1-2cm diameter with 0.5-1.5m range). Closer range triggering offers more reliable operation. Avoid direct sunlight or strong light sources into the sensor as it may cause inaccurate triggers and reduce the maximum range. Reflective objects may cause inaccurate or false triggers.

Sensor User Interface: The sensor contains two LEDs and a potentiometer. Two LEDs are green and yellow. Green indicates power and range setting. Yellow indicates trigger state.

Sensor mounting: The sensor contains a 1/4-20 threaded fitting so that it can mount onto a camera tripod. (tripod not included)

Environmental operating conditions: Ambient temperature +32 to 104 deg F (0 to 40 deg Celsius), max humidity 85% non-condensing. The product is not waterproof, keep out of the rain and snow. Avoid excessive dust.

Power Source: Operates from 9V alkaline battery.

Weight (without battery): Approx. 3.5 oz. ( 100g )

Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.31" x 3.35" x 1.5" (135mm x 85mm x 38mm)


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