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  1. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    Hi there.

    I got this yesterday http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?productid=16766&cat=0&page=1 and I love it. I tested my SB-800 along with a cheap studio monolights http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/402654-REG/Impact_EX100A_2KI_Two_Monolight_Kit_.html , and everything works great. Before I got my Cactus wireless trigger I was thinking about getting the PocketWizard, but to be honest, I don't want it anymore. I got the trigger and three receivers for under $70(with shipping).
    So far so good:)

    Marek.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've got a couple sets of those. I was using them on a shoot last weekend. They were working fine but then started to bugger up. The lights would fire but not sync with the shutter...so I was getting fully dark shots.

    I tried both senders, I tried them on the hot shoe and connected with a PC cord. I tried a different camera...still the same problem. I had to abandon it and use a cord direct from camera to light.

    I'll do some testing at home, but I'm disapointed with them right now. I've used them for a while without problems....maybe the batteries are starting to go....but I would thing that it would just stop working.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    1. You cannot use the batteries that come with them. Documentation clearly states they are for demo purposes ONLY. I bought myself 4 extra batteries for $7 each for the transmitters.

    2. Do the GI mod on the transmitter. It increases range from 30 to over 350 feet! This means that I can shoot 100 feet without concern or issues.

    3. I hate the batteries that come in the receivers. Do the receiver battery mod, that way you can use simple rechargeable AA batteries that last longer.

    Info on how to do the mods on my blog.

    My tests:

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    Click on pic for bigger size.
     
  4. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    I don’t really care about the range, but the battery mode looks pretty cool. I think I will give it a try and put it to the test – thanks JerryPH :thumbup:

    Marek.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Even if the range is not important to you, it is a matter of consistency. If I can do 350 feet reliably, I can do 40 feet reliably, where if left "stock", their maximum range is about 30 feet. That's the only reason I did them. Have no reason to go beyond 50 feet that I can think of, but this lets me remain functional without worrying. :)

    Mike, definitely a battery issue.
     
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    Hey Jerry thanks for the battery mod. I have the same set and I will be doing that mod tonight. I have that awesome shoot this weekend we were talking about. I'll get you some PP shots ASAP when I'm done.
     
  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'll consider the battery mod...and maybe the antenna as well. I'd have to buy an soldering iron and all that, it might just be easier to buy the battery.

    I don't have them with me, what is the battery for the sender (and reciever)? It looks like LR-V08? (and CR2 or something like that?)
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure it's a CR2. I'm going to do the mod tonight. I'll be stopping at the local Radio Shack on the way home.
     
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    plastii TPF Noob!

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    .....good point - thanks.
     
  10. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I picked up a battery holder, a soldering kit and some wire...I'll try to do the mods tonight, if I can find time. I don't have any spare wire at home, so I had to buy a $12 package...90'. Do you think I have enough? :lol:

    I forgot to look for the transmitter battery though. :(
     
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    So I'm working on mine right now.... Waiting on the iron to heat up
     
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    Works great! I love this mod. Thanks Jerry!
     

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