After my previous attempts at splash photography, where I probably had a one in 20 success rate (capturing the moment) I decided to invest in a MIOPS Smart (especially after reading the review by Michael Sewell) & finally got round to trying it for the first time this evening. I didn't have a laser pointer but had the necessary components so put one together as I wanted to try out the laser mode first
Decided to trigger my Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 head from the camera hot-shoe. Now given the rather small size of my studio area I put a glass filled with water inside a small fish tank to try and reduce the potential for mess.
Even with the laser going through several layers of glass & a coloured gel with minimum set-up time it work perfectly every single shot. This was just a trial run, but every single shot was spot on, with the only adjustment needed was the level of delay.
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.