Wireless flash trigger?

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  1. crimbfighter

    crimbfighter No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Can anyone recommend a good brand and/or model wireless flash trigger they have had success with? I'm in the market for one, but have no personal experience with the brands I have found thus far. :scratch:

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    tdz16 TPF Noob!

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    Digging my Pocketwizard Plus II's. Kinda wish I had the version that allows for use of the high sync speed feature on my D700.

    There are other cheaper options though. I hear about people having issues with their cheaper options not firing consistently and I'm just as happy as can be with my choice.

    ~Tom
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    PWs are quite expensive IMO.
    i have a set of cactus V4s and they haven't missed yet.
    i would def suggest giving them a shot.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Just bought these, they are great infra red and wireless work every time over 600feet outside 150feet indoors comes with all the leads you need
    Seculine TwinLink Flash Trigger
     
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    The Pocket Wizards have been a long time industry standard wireless flash trigger but are a couple hundred bucks. PW's are known to be 100% reliable.

    From the research I have done the next best option and $100's cheaper are the Cactus V4. If you have the cash to blow get the PW if not get the V4.

    There are other manufacturers of radio transmitters available but these two seem to be the most popular.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I'm sorry, but Pocket Wizards are not 100% reliable.

    They have had trouble with their newest offerings the MiniTT and FlexTT.
     
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    MohaimenK TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking for one too. Found this one [ame="http://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-NPT-04-Wireless-Receiver-cowboystudio/dp/B002W3IXZW/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1279992423&sr=1-2"]Amazon.com: CowboyStudio NPT-04 4 Channel Wireless Hot Shoe Flash Trigger…[/ame]

    and this one (i'll probably go with this one as this is compatible to the Canon 589ex) [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-OP-4C-Channel-Wireless-Receiver/dp/B002FIWLD4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1279995219&sr=1-2[/ame]
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Pocket Wizards are overkill for most amateur shooters.

    Wireless triggers come in 2 types:
    1. Radio
    2. Infrared
    Radio triggers have more raneg and most offer at least 4 channels so other nearby photographers don't trigger your light(s) which can happen with infrared systems.

    Radio is not effected by direct sunlight but infrared wireless can be.

    I know several amateur shooters using these:
    PT-04 C Radio Wireless Remote Double-Flash Trigger?3Rx - eBay (item 280402884186 end time Jul-25-10 01:50:11 PDT)

    There are the more expensive Gadget Infinity triggers:
    Gadget Infinity :: Digital Camera :: Flash Trigger :: Cactus Wireless Flash Trigger Set V4

    RadioPoppers:
    radiopopper - home

    and several other brands.

    Which is right for you depends on your needs, and your budget.
     
  9. edouble

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    I have not tested them myself. I have done hours of research reading the experiences from hobbyist to professional photographers who have used PW.

    No need to be sorry. But you have been the first to say that they are not 100% reliable. When hundreds of people agree I often take it to be true.
     
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    Taylor510ce TPF Noob!

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  11. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The original PW's are good, but it's not their only product anymore. Their reputation for reliability has taken a big hit, based on issues they had with their products I cited.

    Keep checking.
     
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    Ohhh..... I am going to use homemade PC cable!!!!!!
     

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