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Due to the pandemic, international shipping remains disrupted and I have decided to delay implementing a full online shop and continue to take orders via email until the situation gets better. This will allow me to give a personalised service and more accurate information.

Shipping times and service availability are not consistent and things still seem to change daily (looking at you Canada). For now I will continue to take orders by email and if you are interested in purchasing any equipment please drop me a mail (see below) or send me a message via the contact form and I can give up-to-date information.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the below please email me at
Please include what you are interested in and where you are (country & city) so I can calculate the shipping.

 
Payment
Payment is via PayPal using a credit card or PayPal account.
Prices do not include local duties/import taxes.

 
Currency
Prices are listed in USD and HKD (US dollar & Hong Kong dollar). If you are outside of the US and don’t normally use USD then HKD is slightly better value.

 
Shipping
All goods are shipped with tracking included.

 
 

dropController

The dropController is a professional water drop photography system. It has been developed over many years by drop photography enthusiasts and we believe it is the most advanced system available. It is easy to start with and also offers many advanced features for those who want to take their hobby further.

The dropController is compatible with cameras that can use a wired shutter release cable. Please check your camera can use a wired shutter release before ordering. Not sure what lead you require, see the common shutter release leads page or let me know your camera make and model and I will check.

The default dropController system is 24V but is fully compatible with 12V and if you prefer a 12V system please let me know.

 
 

dropControllerV3
US $199.00
HK $1500.00

dropController. The most advanced water drop system available.dropController. The most advanced drop photography system available.

Weight: 1250gm

The most advanced drop photography system available yet easy to use and get started with. Clear, easy to use control apps for Windows computers and Android devices available free.

Now with free 3.5mm extension lead!

Includes
– dropControllerV3
– power supply 24V 5amp
– shutter release cable
– flash trigger cable
– USB lead
– trigger extension lead FREE!

All dropControlers are fully tested before shipping.

Power Supply
Input: 100-240v, 50-60MHz
Output: 24v, 5 amps
Please state type of plug/country of use when ordering.

A 12v power supply is available on request.

Shutter Release Cable
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).
Various shutter release cables available. Please state your camera make and model when ordering. Not sure what lead you require, see the common shutter release leads page.

Flash Trigger Lead
3.5mm jack to PC socket.
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).

 
 

dropControllerV3 Kit Plus
US $99.00
HK $750.00

Weight: 1250gm

Fancy building your own dropController? This is everything you need.

Includes all the components required to make the dropController V3, including the PCB, acrylic base and top, the Arduino, the Bluetooth module, and the buck converter. The Arduino Nano is pre-programmed and the HC-06 Bluetooth module is pre-configured.

The Kit Plus also includes:
– power supply,
– shutter release lead,
– flash trigger lead,
– usb lead (not shown).

Now with free 3.5mm extension lead!

Power Supply
Input: 100-240v, 50-60MHz
Output: 24v, 5 amps
Please state type of plug/country of use when ordering.

A 12v power supply is available on request.

Shutter Release Cable
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).
Please state your camera make and model when ordering. Not sure what lead you require, see the common shutter release leads page.

Flash Trigger Lead
3.5mm jack to PC socket.
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).

This is a DIY kit and requires assembly. You should have at least basic to middling soldering skills and of course soldering tools. Please read through the construction guide so you are aware of what is required before purchasing. I do not recommend this as a first soldering project.

The main components are fully tested but due to the nature of the kit I cannot fully guarantee it. There is a lot of possible user error!

A full list of components is available here (PDF).
The construction guide can be found here (PDF).

 
 

Shoot From Below Set
US $129.00
HK $990.00

Weight: 2000gm

Everything you need to get started with shoot from below. Frame not included.

For more information on Shoot From Below see the SFB guide.

Includes:
1 x Shako PU220AR-02 24V valve
1 x 2m valve lead
1 x air pump with 12v power supply
2 x bottles
4 x bottle clips
1 x pressure gauge
1 x 4-way brass pipe fitting
1 x 3-way brass pipe fitting
1 x end cap
1 x mini ball vale
2 x quick release connector
2 x brass double connector
1 x 4mm brass nozzle
2 x 6mm brass nozzle
1 x 6mm quick release connector
2m 8mm PVC tube (fits 6mm nozzles)
1m 6mm PVC tube (fits 4mm nozzles)

All fittings are 1/4″ NPT

12V valves are available upon request.

The pump produces up to 10psi when used with 12v power, enough pressure to hit most ceilings! Pressure is regulated using the ball valve; closed = full pressure, full open = no pressure.
Power supplies available with various style plugs. Please state country of use when ordering.

FREE
Free Teflon tape and 2 x 6mm brass nozzles.
The extra nozzles allow the valve to be separated from the bottle and also allows for the bottle and valve to be used for regular drops.

Ball valve and 3-way connector.
Use as an extra relief valve or keep as a spare!

 
 

Air Pump
US $39.00
HK $290.00

Weight: 600gm

Includes:
1 x Air pump
1 x 12v power supply
1 x 4mm quick release connector (1/4″ NPT thread size)
1m 6mm PVC tube (fits 4mm nozzles)

Operational Voltage: DC12V
Current Draw: <550 mA Air Flow: > 2.5LPM/min
Pressure: > 500mmHg / 9.6 to 11 psi
Noise: 65 dB

The pump produces 10-11psi when used with a 12v power supply, enough pressure to hit most ceilings!
Power supplies available with various style plugs. Please state country of use when ordering.

 
 

Shoot From Below Nozzle Set
US $15.00
HK $100.00

Weight: 250gm

Appearance may change slightly

3 Shoot From Below nozzles.
1 x 1mm opening
1 x 2mm opening
1 x 3mm opening

All nozzles have 1/4inch NPT threads

 
 

Valve & Bottle set: Shako
US $49.00
HK $375.00

dropController Valve & Bottle Set

Weight: 1000gm

Includes:
1 x Shako PU220AR-02 24v (12V available upon request)
1 x Bottle
2 x Bottle clips
3 x 6mm ¼ NPT brass nozzles
1 x 2m valve lead

FREE
1 x Teflon tape
1 x Brass ¼ NPT double sided connector

 
The bottle caps have a standard ¼ NPT thread size, this is the same size as the solenoid valves and the same nozzles fit the valves and the bottles.
The double sided connector allows the bottle to be directly attached to the valve.

I use cable ties to secure the bottle which I think works well (free cable ties included). This style of clip makes it fairly easy to remove the bottle for cleaning.

The clips can also be attached directly to 2020/4040 extrusion with the right nut and bolt.

 
Valve wiring guide

 
 

Bottle set
US $15.00
HK $110.00

Weight: 500gm

Includes:
1 x Bottle
2 x Bottle clips
3 x 6mm ¼ NPT brass nozzles

The bottle caps have a standard ¼ NPT thread size, this is the same size as the solenoid valves and the same nozzles fit the valves and the bottles.

I use cable ties to secure the bottle which I think works well (free cable ties included).
This style of clip makes it fairly easy to remove the bottle for cleaning.

The clips can also be attached directly to 2020/4040 extrusion with the right nut and bolt.

 
 

Shako PU220AR-02 24v Solenoid Valve
US $35.00
HK $260.00

Weight: 0.35kg

Add 1 x 2m valve lead + US$1.00 / HK$5.00

The gold standard in water drop valves. Reliable with repeatable performance.
¼ NPT thread size.
Includes M5 mounting screws.

12V valves available on request
Appearance may change slightly without notice.

Mounting Holes
Holes are 18mm apart and M5 size.

Valve wiring guide

 
 

5 x Brass Nozzles
US $12.00
HK $90.00

Weight: 350gm

5 brass nozzles. Pick any 5 from the below list (can mix and match).
– double connector
– 4mm
– 6mm

All nozzles have 1/4inch NPT threads that fit the T33 bottles, Shako PU220AR-02 valve, and the SLGPC PU220AR-02 valve.

 
 

Frame
US $65.00
HK $500.00

Weight: 2.75kg

Size when assembled: 1020mm x 540mm

A simple but effective and flexible frame designed to fit almost any style of drop container; tray or bowl. Ideal for use with smaller bowls and large trays. The centre cross bars holding the valves are height adjustable.

9 x 500mm 2020 T-Slot aluminium extrusion
10 x corner + M5 nut, bolt, washer set
4 x straight joiner + M5 grub screw
6 x end cap
2 x Allen Key

Includes extra/spare; corners, nuts and bolts, washers, and grub screws.

 
 

Frame Plus
US $95.00
HK $700.00

Weight: 3.25kg
Size when assembled: 1020mm x 540mm

A simple sturdy frame with extra bottom pieces. Allows for accessories to be attached to the bottom of the frame, such as the valves or nozzles used for for shoot from below. The centre cross bars holding the valves are height adjustable.

13 x 500mm 2020 T-Slot aluminium extrusion
18 x corner + M5 nut, bolt, washer set
4 x straight joiner + M5 grub screw
6 x end cap
2 x Allen Key

Includes extra/spare; corners, nuts and bolts, washers, and grub screws.

 
 

Valve Bracket
US $12.00
HK $90.00
 
Weight: TBC
Size: 28mm x 180mm x 3mm

1 x bracket
1 x Allen/Hex Key
2 x M5 bolt and nut (bracket to 2020 frame)
2 x M5 screws (valve to bracket)
2 x M4 screws (valve to bracket)

Fits many different types of valve as well as mini ball heads


 
 

 
 

Power Supply
US $25.00
HK $190.00
 
Weight: 750gm

Input: 100-240v, 50-60MHz
Output: 24v, 5 amps.

Various mains plugs available. Please state type of plug/country of use when ordering.

 
 

Shutter Release Lead
US $7.99 per lead
HK $60.00 per lead
 
Weight: 300gm

3.5mm to dedicated plug.
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).

Various leads available please state camera make and model when ordering. Not sure what lead you require, see the common shutter release leads page.

 
 

Flash Trigger Lead
US $7.99 per lead
HK $60.00 per lead
 
Weight: 300gm

3.5mm jack to flash PC socket.
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).

 
 

Extension Lead
US $7.99 per lead
HK $60.00 per lead
 
Weight: 300gm

3.5mm female to 3.5mm male.
1.5m length
Suitable for use with the shutter release and the flash trigger cables.