CowboyStudio Wireless Flash Triggers

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  1. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Looking at a wireless flash trigger... have 2 tripods and a promaster 7500 flash so I'd like to be able to use it off camera. Does anyone have any opinions on this product? I'd rather not shell out $400 for 2 pocketwizards as I'm just a hobbyist/noob who's already dropped too much coin as it is.

    Thanks in advance!

    Here's a link to the product in question:
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002W3IXZW/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A1SU6RTSUAIWSN]Amazon.com: CowboyStudio NPT-04 4 Channel Wireless Hot Shoe Flash Trigger Receiver for Canon EOS, Nikon, Olympus & Pentax Flashes Other products by cowboystudio: Camera & Photo[/ame]


     
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    I have a couple things from cowboy studio and I'm very happy with them. There's more manual setting involved with your exposure of each flash but definetly for the pricetheh are worth it.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. The reviews honestly surprised me... figured that for $25 all I could expect was crap (based on other value purchases). Seems like a good find though.
     
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    Another widely used, popular entry level radio trigger are the Cactus triggers. They are sold through Gadget Infinity. Gadget Infinity :: Digital Camera :: Flash Trigger :: Cactus 4-Channel Wireless Flash Trigger Set V2s

    Many many people say they are great. While not giving the range of PW, they offer great reliability. And they can be modded for more range if you are inclined to do so. And they are $30ish for 1 transmitter and 1 receiver.

    If you do get them, while they come with a battery, ditch that battery and put a new one yourself in there. Alot of initial problems I've read are people who are using the battery that came with the triggers, and once they switched it out, had no issues.
     
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    The Cactus V2 triggers (and others like them) have a tendency to break there on the side where the mount attaches to the body of the receiver, because the load is off center.

    Check out the Lilyrst Store on eBay.

    PT-04 C II Wireless Remote Flash Moonlight Trigger +3Rx - eBay (item 280496757936 end time May-22-10 01:58:39 PDT)

    Some of the amateur shooters I mentor use those, so I have seen them work. They are as reliable as any other of the inexpensive PT-04 triggers.
     

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