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Could MIOPS Be The High Speed Trigger For You?

By Anthony Thurston on July 19th 2014

I have always though high speed photography would be fun to play with, but unfortunately, it has never been something I have had opportunity to do. There is just something about watching a watermelon explode, or a bullet wiz through the air in super slow motion that seems fun and appeals to the kid in me.



There are a lot of trigger options on the market for anyone interested in giving the whole high speed photography genre a try. But a new Kicksrater project called MIOPS aims to be the trigger that you chose for your next high speed adventure.

As mentioned above, MIOPS is a high speed trigger, and while it is not the first, it looks to be one of the most robust. Unlike other trigger systems that focus on one type of sensor (light, laser, sound, etc), MIOPS is unique in that it comes with 3 different sensors and can be triggered by light, laser, or sound. To make it even more convenient, the MIOPS unit can be controlled via smartphone or if a phone isn’t handy, you can use the LCD and physical buttons on the MIOPS unit.

[REWIND: Nero Trigger, a High Speed Trigger]

I am not the only one who thinks this sounds appealing. The MIOPS Kickstarter currently has just over $70,000 of its $75,000 goal pledged with 40 days left to go. I think it is safe to say this Kickstarter is going to be funded. But there is another reason you may want to jump on this while it’s still in Kickstarter – get it while the incentives are still available and you can get one of the first batch of these triggers.


According to the roadmap, the first MIOPS units are expected to start shipping in December of this year, assuming the funding goal is met – which it looks like it will be. To learn more, you can head on over to the MIOPS Kickstarter page here.


What are your thoughts on the MIOPS? Does it look like a trigger that you could have some fun using?

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Michael Moe

    looks interesting! maybe i will test this one!

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  2. Leslie Troyer

    Looks interesting – but I went with he redsnap ADA instead – also kickstarted should be shipping in a month or twol

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  3. Dave Lyons

    so its the new Nero trigger with rechargeable batteries and ios app… I have the nero trigger and it’s good but wish it was weatherproof and had motion sensor built in

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    • Phil Bautista

      Just curious but…wouldn’t it be covered by the same protection your camera has? Or is your camera exposed to the elements?

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    • Phil Bautista

      It’s nice to be able to control this with your phone or tablet but there are more versatile devices out right now with more features for the same price. I’m not saying they’re better. Just pointing out that it’s a great time to be a creative with all the options out there. Now if only they could make them cheaper still.

      I’m attaching an ebay link as a sample of what else is out there but if I’m violating T&C, sorry.

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    • Dave Lyons

      my camera is weather sealed so i dont have any worries there but the nero device is not. Well the plugin for the nero is not weather sealed when its plugged in tho

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    • Dave Lyons

      as for the ebay device… you don’t really know what you’re getting… If i can buy it at bh then im not worried and thats as much as the nero

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  4. Keegan Carroll

    Looks really handy.

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  5. Keith Sheridan

    Totally want one of these.

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    I think MIPOS is a really great device i love the article

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