Quick Off Camera Flash Question

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  1. KabeXTi

    KabeXTi TPF Noob!

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    I currently use a Vivitar 285HV flash that is wired to my camera through various connections.

    I have another Vivitar 285HV flash that uses a Wein Hotshoe replacement foot w/optical slave that works wonderfully - but is also $50.

    Would something like this work if I were to buy another Vivitar 285HV to fire this (3rd) flash wirelessly?
     
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    I would assume..you can connect that slave hotshoe connector to one flash and use the PC sync port to fire a 2nd flash by just using that one slave connector.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, a simple optical slave like that should work just fine...but keep in mind that you get what you pay for and these cheap ones might not be totally reliable.
     
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    Thanks Mike. I will be using this indoors and at a fairly close range to the other flashes so I think for $17, I will try it out.

    Anybody have experience with the particular unit I posted?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have a couple that look exactly the same, but are sold under a different brand name. I don't use them much anymore, but when I did use them, they seamed to work just fine.
     

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