Off-Camera Lighting

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Hi Everyone,
I have a question about off-camera lighting. I have read countless threads and all I seem to be doing is confusing myself more.
My equipment: Canon 30D, 580 EXII and 430 EX
My goal: off-camera lighting for small portrait set up that I can also take out and shoot action photos with flashes in random spots (don't have to see each other)
questions: 1)If I want to shoot in both manual and Ettl mode, do I need to buy a pocket wizard? 2)If so, do I need to buy 1 tranceiver and two receivers? 3) Is there any other option than the pocket wizard? Those things are sooo expensive!
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Pocket Wizards do not support any TTL functions. They must be used in full manual. If you decide to go that route, you'll need a transceiver for the camera, and one for each flash.

There is a product that will transmit ttl data through radio waves.

Radio Popper

Cheaper than PWs. There are reviews all over the internet.
 

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The thing with the radio poppers is that you'll have to have another shoe mounted flash to use the poppers. They dont work with the on camera flash.
 

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You don't need a hotshoe flash if you have an SU-800 or ST-E2. This route will cost you more than 3 pocket wizards, but you'll have the added benefit of E-TTL and high speed sync. If you plan on sticking with small flashes, this is neat feature. If you plan to use monolights or a pack/head system, the investment in pocket wizards is warrented.
 

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