Anyone used the phottix tetra wireless triggers from ebay?

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Tetra Speedlight/Studio Flash Trigger with 3 Receivers - eBay (item 170323363555 end time Apr-26-09 20:58:41 PDT)

I have a couple of phottix pieces and have really been impressed with them. I am thinking on grabbing a set of these wireless triggers. I have seen people here talk about the cactux v2 and 301 model triggers on ebay. Has anyone used the phottix ones? If not, I may give them a shot and review them.

I have their batteries and another simple wireless trigger for my speedotron strobes. So far, they have all worked VERY well.
 

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someone on a different forum advised against them in favour of the cactus ones, but i dunno. just save up your money and get some cybersyncs or pocketwizards.
 
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Thanks. Which forum was that? I would like to go read about it.
 

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I have used the Cactus wireless trigger, and it worked well. I've used it for weddings, and other location shooting. I would love to get a bunch of pocketwizards, but the Cactus was a decent cheaper, temporary, fix.

I also have a Photix wireless shutter release, and it also works fine. Only downside with this unit is you can't view your shots with it plugged into the camera. Strange.
 

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I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that it's the same product with a slightly different exterior.

Good guess. Those are just rebadged PT-041's.

Personally, if I was a beginner and wanted to play with wireless, the Cactus V2s are the best. Out of the box they can do about 30 feet. With a simple modification, you can increase range to over 350 feet reliably.

I've decided to go the way of the pocket wizards and picked up 3 PW IIs and when the TTL versions come out for Nikon in a couple of months, I will get 4 of the FlexTT5s for my needs.
 
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Pocket Wizards are great. I'mjust not sure I need all their features right now. I plan on getting one of the off brand ones for now.
 
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BTW. Where do you order the cactus units? I did not see them on Ebay.
 
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Found them.
 

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Cactus can be bought direct from Gadgetinfinity.com from china, or from Mpex.com in Ohio.
 

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I would suggest either direct from who made them (gadgetinfinity) or if you are in the USA, from MPEX in Ohio.
 

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