Off camera flash setup - suggestions?

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    I am considering buying a few triggers for ttl flash units and then buying a few heads just to have easily portable multi flash and also just to toy around with. I am looking to keep the price under control so I am opening this up to suggestions. I was thinking of buying 2 more Sunpak 42x flashes ( I already have one ) and a cheap trigger like the ones strobies makes ( I would like to get something that I can buy extra recievers for, but could buy just one and then a few slave adapters to place on any additional flashes. ). I know that the pocket wizard triggers get great reviews, but I am looking for the cheaper stuff. I am not a pro and would not be using this stuff on a hardcore basis.
     
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    Get RF602's for triggers! I have them and they are awesome. Go search them on the flickr strobist group if you want more info.
     
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    I have similar triggers to the ones mentioned above. Probably the same ones but marketed under a different name. They work great. They will need to be well taken care of, they are lightweight plastic and no doubt will break pretty easily so I wouldn't throw them around. I keep mine in a cheap tackle box, in a bubble wrap bag, that I use to carry the flashes, extra batteries, duct tape etc.
     
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    Cybersyncs

    Same reliability as PW's if your shooting in the same state as your flashes as are
    Better Customer service
    1/3 the price
     
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    I found the transmitter, but do they make receivers for regular hot-shoe flashes? I don't want big studio strobes with PC connections and all that.



    Where can I get the RF 602s? I found them on EBAY but is there a reputable photo store online that carries them?
     
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    ITs called the CSRB, looks like this

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    The recievers for any big flash is the same type as for "little" flashes. The only difference is some are AC powered
     
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