Remote Triggers 2018-06-04T13:56:47+00:00

What Are Remote Triggers?

Everyone knows the frustration of trying to take a family photo. The internet is full of hilarious pictures featuring the poor photographer trying to run around to the front of the camera at the last second. But timed photograph frustrations come in more verities than just family photos. Sports shots, action shots, even nature photography can be hard to get just right, and in some cases nearly impossible with the cameraman manning the camera. That is where remote triggers come into play.

Remote triggers are mechanisms that are attached to your camera in order to allow you to take a photo without touching your camera. For precision shots or instances that require split-second timing, the remote trigger allows the cameraman to shape the shot without risking the final product.

Since most remote triggers are made to work with certain kinds of cameras, make sure to do your research in order to find the right remote trigger for your camera brand. Otherwise, you risk the disappointment of buying an incompatible trigger.

Here are the most common forms of remote triggers and how they can be used.

Best Remote Triggers For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of remote triggers available to buy:

Bestseller No. 1
Altura Photo Professional Flash Kit for NIKON DSLR - Includes: I-TTL Flash (AP-N1001), Wireless Flash Trigger Set and Accessories
2,199 Reviews
Altura Photo Professional Flash Kit for NIKON DSLR - Includes: I-TTL Flash (AP-N1001), Wireless Flash Trigger Set and Accessories
  • Kit includes: 1 Altura Photo I-TTL Auto-Focus Dedicated Flash + Wireless Camera Flash Trigger and Camera Remote Control Function (1 Transmitter, 1 Receivers) + Cable-M Cord for Remote Control + Protective Pouch + Hard Flash Diffuser + MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Powerful dedicated I-TTL compatible flash for Nikon Digital DSLR cameras.
  • Wireless flash trigger Set offers both off-camera flash and wireless camera trigger capabilities up to 100 ft.
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty. Digital Goja is an Authorized Altura Photo Dealer.
  • Backed with Digital Goja 90-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you're not happy with your flash for any reason, please contact us and we will take the product back for a full refund.
Bestseller No. 2
Neewer 16 Channel Wireless Remote FM Flash Speedlite Radio Trigger with 2.5mm PC Receiver for Flash Units with Universal Hot Shoe
462 Reviews
Neewer 16 Channel Wireless Remote FM Flash Speedlite Radio Trigger with 2.5mm PC Receiver for Flash Units with Universal Hot Shoe
  • This flash trigger device is control discreteness for camera to trigger hot shoe flashgun synchronously. It's made up of two parts named signal transmitter and receiver. Work through wireless wireless remote signal controlling
  • The transmitter is consisting of advanced designed circuit and component,and works through sending encoded signal. It comes with 2.5mm sync port,which permits the camera without hot shoe using this flash trigger
  • This flash trigger can work with all camera with stand hot shoe mount and those cameras with 2.5mm mm port.(but not work with Sony flashes)
  • Very low voltage working make sure that high level of safety and no damage to camera
  • It is very useful when you want to trigger 2 flashes at one time
Bestseller No. 3
Godox Xpro-S for Sony TTL Wireless Flash Trigger 1/8000s HSS TTL-Convert-Manual Function Large Screen Slanted Design 5 Dedicated Group Buttons 11 Customizable Functions
31 Reviews
Godox Xpro-S for Sony TTL Wireless Flash Trigger 1/8000s HSS TTL-Convert-Manual Function Large Screen Slanted Design 5 Dedicated Group Buttons 11 Customizable Functions
  • LARGE DOT MATRIX LCD: 16 Groups and 32 Channels to Wirelessly Control and Trigger. Full Graphic Display of 5 Groups simultaneously
  • VERSATILE TRIGGER: As a Wireless Godox Flash Trigger/A Wireless Sony Speedlites Trigger/A Wireless Shutter Release Trigger/A Flash Trigger with 2.5mm Sync Cord Jack. Xpro-S Can Control the Sony Original Flashes Such as F42AM/HVL-45RM/HVL-F60M/HVL-F43M/HVL-F32M/F58AM When Using In Combination with Godox X1R-S Receiver(Sold Separately)
  • 01-99 WIRELESS ID: Only Achieve Triggering when the Channels and Wireless IDs of the Master and Slave unit are Set to the Same, Avoiding Signal Interference effectively
  • SMART TCM BUTTON: Long Press TCM Button can Transform the Flash Value in TTL Mode into the Power Output Value in M Mode; Short Press TCM Button Enables the Groups to be Switched Between the One-Group and Multi-Group Mode
  • Fully Support TTL Autoflash, 1/8000s High-Speed Sync, Multi Flash, Manual Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, TCM Transform Function, Magnfication Function, One-Shoot & Multi- Shoot Setting, Group Modeling Lamp Control, Group Zooming, Adjusting All Groups' Output Value Simultaneously, etc
Bestseller No. 4
Godox Xpro-C TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Canon 1/8000s HSS TTL-Convert-Manual Function Large Screen Slanted Design 5 Dedicated Group Buttons 11 Customizable Functions
35 Reviews
Godox Xpro-C TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Canon 1/8000s HSS TTL-Convert-Manual Function Large Screen Slanted Design 5 Dedicated Group Buttons 11 Customizable Functions
  • Large Dot Matrix LCD: 16 Groups and 32 Channels to Wirelessly Control and Trigger. Full Graphic Display of 5 Groups simultaneously
  • Versatile Trigger: As a Wireless Godox Flash Trigger/A Wireless Canon Speedlites Trigger/A Wireless Shutter Release Trigger/A Flash Trigger with 2.5mm Sync Cord Jack
  • 01-99 Wireless ID: Only Achieve Triggering when the Channels and Wireless IDs of the Master and Slave unit are Set to the Same, Avoiding Signal Interference effectively
  • Smart TCM Button: Long Press TCM Button can Transform the Flash Value in TTL Mode into the Power Output Value in M Mode; Short Press TCM Button Enables the Groups to be Switched Between the One-Group and Multi-Group Mode
  • Fully Support TTL Autoflash, 1/8000s High-Speed Sync, Multi Flash, Manual Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, TCM Transform Function, Magnfication Function, One-Shoot & Multi- Shoot Setting, Group Modeling Lamp Control, Group Zooming, Adjusting All Groups' Output Value Simultaneously, etc
Bestseller No. 5
(2 Trigger Pack) Altura Photo Wireless Flash Trigger for CANON w/ Remote Shutter (Canon EOS 80D, 77D, 70D, 60D, Rebel T7i, T6i, T6, T5i, T5, T4i, T3i, T3, SL1, SL2 DSLR Cameras)
267 Reviews
(2 Trigger Pack) Altura Photo Wireless Flash Trigger for CANON w/ Remote Shutter (Canon EOS 80D, 77D, 70D, 60D, Rebel T7i, T6i, T6, T5i, T5, T4i, T3i, T3, SL1, SL2 DSLR Cameras)
  • Kit Includes: Wireless Flash Trigger Kit for Canon (1 Transmitter, 2 Receivers) + MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • Multi-purpose trigger set allows you to wirelessly trigger your camera or flash.
  • Operating Distance: up to 30 meters (100ft)
  • Compatible with all Canon cameras with a standard hot-shoe.
  • Backed with Digital Goja 90-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Bestseller No. 6
YONGNUO YN685 GN60 2.4G System ETTL HSS Wireless Flash Speedlite with Radio Slave for Canon
83 Reviews
YONGNUO YN685 GN60 2.4G System ETTL HSS Wireless Flash Speedlite with Radio Slave for Canon
  • YN685 has the two built-in Wireless Trigger systems, YN-622C system and RF-603 sytem
  • Which can receive the wireless trigger singnal from YN-622C,YN-622C-TX, YN-560 IV, YN560-TX, RF-603 II, RF-605
  • Which can trigger more than two off camera flashs in manual mode, TTL mode, multi mode, and even remtoe control the each group' flash in flash mode, flash output, focal length and focal length synchronization
  • GN60@ISO100, 200m --- 2.4G wireless speedlite of high guide number
  • High-speed Sync, Second-curtain Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation, Exposure Bracketing ( FEB ), FE Lock
Bestseller No. 7
Godox Xpro-N TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter for Nikon 1/8000s HSS TTL-Convert-Manual Function Large Screen Slanted Design 5 Dedicated Group Buttons 11 Customizable Functions
30 Reviews
Godox Xpro-N TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter for Nikon 1/8000s HSS TTL-Convert-Manual Function Large Screen Slanted Design 5 Dedicated Group Buttons 11 Customizable Functions
  • Xpro N Trigger Can Control the Flashes with Built-in Godox Wireless X System e.g. Camera Flashes, Outdoor Flashes and Studio Flashes. If You Want to Control the Nikon Original Flashes, Please Use Together with Godox X1R-N Receiver
  • Large Dot Matrix LCD: 16 Groups and 32 Channels to Wirelessly Control and Trigger. Full Graphic Display of 5 Groups simultaneously
  • 01-99 Wireless ID: Only Achieve Triggering when the Channels and Wireless IDs of the Master and Slave unit are Set to the Same, Avoiding Signal Interference effectively
  • Smart TCM Button: Long Press TCM Button can Transform the Flash Value in TTL Mode into the Power Output Value in M Mode; Short Press TCM Button Enables the Groups to be Switched Between the One-Group and Multi-Group Mode
  • Fully Support TTL Autoflash, 1/8000s High-Speed Sync, Multi Flash, Manual Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, TCM Transform Function, Magnfication Function, One-Shoot & Multi- Shoot Setting, Group Modeling Lamp Control, Group Zooming, Adjusting All Groups' Output Value Simultaneously, etc
SaleBestseller No. 8
Neewer 16 Channel Wireless Flash Trigger Set: 1 Transmitter + 3 Receivers + 1 Sync Wire Cable for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Vivitar and Other Flash Units with Universal Hot Shoe
77 Reviews
Neewer 16 Channel Wireless Flash Trigger Set: 1 Transmitter + 3 Receivers + 1 Sync Wire Cable for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Vivitar and Other Flash Units with Universal Hot Shoe
  • Operate frequency: 433MHZ
  • Sync speed: 1/250s
  • Screw mount on receiver: 1/4"
  • This flash trigger device is control discreteness for camera to trigger hot shoe flashgun synchronously. It's made up of two parts named signal transmitter and receiver. Work through wireless remote signal controlling.
  • Very low voltage working. So it can ensure high level of safety and no damage to the camera.
Bestseller No. 9
Godox Xpro-F for Fuji Fujifilm TTL Wireless Flash Trigger 1/8000s HSS TTL-Convert-Manual Function Large Screen Slanted Design 5 Dedicated Group Buttons 11 Customizable Functions
16 Reviews
Godox Xpro-F for Fuji Fujifilm TTL Wireless Flash Trigger 1/8000s HSS TTL-Convert-Manual Function Large Screen Slanted Design 5 Dedicated Group Buttons 11 Customizable Functions
  • Large Dot Matrix LCD: 16 Groups and 32 Channels to Wirelessly Control and Trigger. Full Graphic Display of 5 Groups simultaneously
  • Versatile Trigger: As a Wireless Godox Flash Trigger/A Wireless Fuji Speedlites Trigger/A Wireless Shutter Release Trigger/A Flash Trigger with 2.5mm Sync Cord Jack
  • 01-99 Wireless ID: Only Achieve Triggering when the Channels and Wireless IDs of the Master and Slave unit are Set to the Same, Avoiding Signal Interference effectively
  • Smart TCM Button: Long Press TCM Button can Transform the Flash Value in TTL Mode into the Power Output Value in M Mode; Short Press TCM Button Enables the Groups to be Switched Between the One-Group and Multi-Group Mode
  • Fully Support TTL Autoflash, 1/8000s High-Speed Sync, Multi Flash, Manual Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, TCM Transform Function, Magnfication Function, One-Shoot & Multi- Shoot Setting, Group Modeling Lamp Control, Group Zooming, Adjusting All Groups' Output Value Simultaneously, etc
Bestseller No. 10
(2 Trigger Pack) Altura Photo Wireless Flash Trigger for NIKON w/Remote Shutter Release (NIKON DF D3200 D3100 D3300 D3400 D5100 D5200 D5300 D5600 D7100 D7500 D850 D610 D750 D500 D5 DSLR Cameras)
264 Reviews
(2 Trigger Pack) Altura Photo Wireless Flash Trigger for NIKON w/Remote Shutter Release (NIKON DF D3200 D3100 D3300 D3400 D5100 D5200 D5300 D5600 D7100 D7500 D850 D610 D750 D500 D5 DSLR Cameras)
  • Kit includes: Wireless Flash Trigger Kit (1 Transmitter, 2 Receivers) + MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • Multi-purpose trigger set allows you to wirelessly trigger your camera or flash.
  • Operating Distance: up to 30 meters (100ft)
  • Compatible with all Nikon cameras with a standard hot-shoe. (Wired trigger not Compatible with Nikon D3400 and D850)
  • Backed with Digital Goja 90-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Types of Remote Triggers

Remote Triggers Items

An Example Of Remote Triggers

Remote triggers come in two forms: wired and wireless. While wireless triggers are much easier to work with, they usually have a limited range of operation and can suffer from a slight button delay. On the other hand, while wired triggers can be more precise, they also have a limited range and run the risk of the cord breaking over time. Which remote trigger is right for you depends on the situation and your unique photography needs.

Wired remote triggers attach to your camera and act as a replacement for the shutter button. Some wired remote triggers feature recording controls on the console as well as the usual shutter button. With lengths that vary depending on the size and style of remote trigger you are looking for, these triggers are perfect for the moments you have to carry out a one-man-show of photography, such as while adjusting the lights or staying securely out of frame during key moments. While not ideal for distance controls, wired remote triggers are useful for reaction-based photography and can help with precise photography. After all, nothing ruins the perfect shot like unsteady hands or a shaking tripod.

Wireless remote triggers allow you to set up your camera and walk away while still maintaining some amount of control over the recording device. With options as complex as full flash controls for some models to a simple shutter button, these remote triggers are useful for nature shots, as well as for those family photos of internet renown. Wireless remote triggers can help you maintain control over your filming or photography environment while still allowing you to get in on the action or to keep your distance. However, it is important to note that wireless triggers do tend to be more expensive than wired remote triggers and do need to be recharged every once and a while to ensure they don’t die mid shot.

No matter the need, remote triggers can help add to your photography and filming toolset by letting you capture the action without interacting too closely with your camera (or the subject, if need be). Whatever your uses, remote triggers can help take some of the struggle out of photographing split-second moments and can help you capture rare shots from a distance.

The Latest In Remote Triggers

New
MIOPS Splash Drop Photography Kit for the Perfect Water Drop Photography Experience – Smartphone Controllable (iOS/Android)
  • MIOPS SPLASH: It is a water drop photography kit for you to take perfect pictures of water drops allowing you to capture every drop and every splash.
  • CUSTOMIZATION: It offers the freedom to trigger either your flash or your camera. You can select the exact combination to capture the splash you always dreamed. It also allows you to customize your splash with a full control of drop sizes and timings.
  • COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with most smartphones running Android or iOS, you can change the Splash's settings directly from it's application available on Google Play or the App Store
  • HOW IT WORKS: MIOPS Splash controls the flash, the camera and the timing and size of a water drop. The settings can be controlled through the smartphone app and the process doesn't need any additional trigger. There are two ways to set up the kit: The Camera setup and The Flash setup.
  • INCLUDES: MIOPS Splash Holder Kit and a PC Sync Flash cable.
New
Godox X1R-C TTL 1/8000s 32 Channels 2.4G Wireless Receiver for Canon Series Cameras (X1R-C Receiver Only)
  • 1/8000s High Speed Sync, Support for i-TTL Autoflash, Flash exposure compensation, flash exposure lock etc.
  • multi-channel-channel triggering, stable signal transmission, and sensitive reaction, it can be used to trigger camera shutter,studio flash and camera flash
  • Built-in 2.4G wireless transmission provides 100 meters further transmission distance and creative triggering methods
  • Wireless Function: in TTL mode, Ratio off; in M mode, Flash Ratio(A B C); Support GR (grouping flash)Synchronization Delay Set: Support (0-10ms, set in unit of 100us)

Remote Triggers Video

Here is a YouTube video discussing various types of remote triggers:

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