Shipping Date Announcement!
The news we've all been waiting for.
Hello again backers,
I know we posted an update very recently, but we’ve just had some updated information from our manufacturers, which means we can wonderfully, at long last, announce Triggertrap Ada’s final shipping date. That’s right, folks - it’s a fact: Triggertrap Ada will be shipping in May 2015.
Naturally we’re doing all we can to get your Ada kit in your hands as quickly as we can, but we’re being extra cautious and allowing a bit of extra time in every step. We’ve been working incredibly hard to get Ada manufactured, and while it’s taken longer than we’d planned and hoped, we are finally more than satisfied with Ada and what it’s capable of. Every time we’ve tested Ada’s finalised hardware and software it’s impressed us with its speed and consistency - and we wouldn’t want you to feel anything less.
And now for some photos.
We’re keeping this update very short and sweet, but we thought we’d take this chance to show off a few of our favourite shots from Triggertrap Ada’s latest round of testing. We’re only scratching the surface of what’s possible with some pretty basic lighting techniques, so we can’t wait to see what you guys can produce!
For these shots, we used two high-speed flash units - fast enough to get a sharper BB than we could with a normal speedlight. Using two units let us shoot at a lower ISO than normal, as well as allowing us to stop down the aperture for increased sharpness.
We always practice with less valuable targets first - typically we shoot crayons or chalks, but for the majority of this shoot, we used candy canes. Once we knew where we expected the BB in the frame, we could place the target where we need to for the best shot. In this case, the BB slowed down far less than we thought after impact!
This was a tricky one - we wanted to open up the aperture to get some bokeh on the glitter, but keeping focus as the baubles swayed was pretty tough! To get our timing right, we practiced with a target where the red bauble was set to be. The BB slowed down through the first two baubles, which is why the red one isn’t quite as smashed as we had hoped.
This one was a surprise to all of us, as we expected at least some of the jelly to break off! Our favourite feature with this shot is the size of the tunnel left by the tiny BB - the hole is probably 5 times the width of the BB!
For this shot, we got really close to try and emphasise the bokeh effect of the glitter coming towards the camera. This gave a nice of a 3D effect to the shot. This did have the disadvantage of losing a bit of light - as is typical with macro photography - so we also had to pull the flash units in closer to compensate.