Have you ever wanted to trigger a speedlight with your iPhone for some off-camera flash work? Well, if you have, Tric has a new bluetooth flash trigger that lets you mount a speedlight to the receiver’s hot shoe and trigger it when you take a photo with your iPhone.
It’s a somewhat limited setup. The shutter speed is limited to 1/30s thanks to the iPhone’s image sensor capabilities. The flash trigger is only for manual flash operation and not TTL. There are no plans to expand support for Android.
And, of course, you are using an iPhone to shoot with a flash that is larger than the iPhone itself.
While I appreciate the inventiveness that Tric has used to make the iPhone compatible with our speedlights, I’m not sure there is a large enough market for this product to be successful. Right now, the Kickstarter project appears to be struggling, having garnered only $3,289 pledged toward its $28,114 goal (that’s USD converted from CAD). While there are 23 days to go, it’s not a good sign that the project hasn’t garnered much momentum at this point.
I’ll just leave you with this thought from Ian Malcom…[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpuS7_NPv6U&start=51&w=700]