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they're designed to fit on the hotshoe because that's a handy place. It's pretty much the only place to mount stuff on cameras. You don't HAVE to mount it there. Velcro, rubber band, straps, use whatever to mount it where ever. Depends on how you're mounting your camera.


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The CowboyStudio NPT-04 trigger connects to the camera via hotshoe or sync cable, you do not need both, just one of them. I have it and have always used it hotshoe mounted.


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I use this: http://amzn.com/B002W3IXZW from cowboy studio or if you have more money I would get this: http://amzn.com/B00BBQ8IDS from Pocketwizard which was just released. Many people also praise the inexpensive Yongnuo transmitter/triggers. The 60D even has a built in wireless transmitter. The 60D's built-in flash can act as a controller or commander to ...


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The sync speed itself doesn't change, as that is defined by how quickly the shutter curtains move, but what is happening is the trigger is adding a delay, which throws off the timing. What ought to happen at 1/200s is that the first curtain reaches the top, the flash fires, then the second curtain starts closing immediately from the bottom. However due to ...


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The easiest poor man's way would simply be to take a simple trigger that works off a circuit closing. Remove the switch, wire up a bunch of additional switches in series and the circuit won't be completed unless all switches are pressed. It requires some manual work, but is probably the absolute cheapest way you could accomplish the goal.


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Sorry, there is no way to make older studio strobes automatic, or even semi-automatic. You must use Manual mode for every photo. 1/200 is the max sync speed on your camera, but when using radio triggers, there is sometimes a very slight delay introduced. To be safe start with with 1/160 f/8 ISO 100. You can then adjust the power of the strobes to get the ...


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I think you will find that the RF603 is only certified to work with a flash trigger voltage of less than 12v. If you want to a trigger setup that will take a higher voltage then the Cactus is better. Drawback of Cactus is no TTL passthrough on the transmitter. A better option is the Comtrig T320 or G430, both of which can take high voltage flash units and ...


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I could be wrong, but garage door openers work on RF and not IR and they have to be configured to work with your garage door (they won't work with any garage door out of the box). Similarly, while the IR beam may be the same, different cameras may respond to them differently or require different patterns to operate. I'm not too savvy on IR spec's, but I see ...


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So, having looked for some for a while, I'm going to have to sadly put forth "No" as the answer here. The TTL features of the radio triggers are relatively new, and their makers have (reasonably enough from a business point of view) gone with the market dominators first. Hopefully, they keep hearing enough from Pentax users that they'll consider the smaller ...


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Well. the max sync speed presupposes that the slave flash reacts instantly to the trigger. If it takes any amount of time at all for the slave to react, that is going to eat into your sync speed as the second curtain will have started to close before the slave flash actually fires. So I'd say that yes, you would be better off to back off some from max sync ...


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Sounds like you want optical slaves. Use your on camera flash as normal. Put those on the off camera flash and they'll fire when triggered by the main flash. Note - some flash units have this capability built in.


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In addition to a radio trigger, you might consider an off camera shoe cord. They come in lengths from 1.5' to 10'. They are a very economical option for getting the flash off camera while still retaining TTL capability. This shot was taken using an off shoe cord in a dimly lit banquet hall. I hand held the flash with my left hand about 18-24" away from the ...


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You can, using the sync port on the Yongnuo trigger. However, AlienBees use a 3.5mm mono sync, so you'll need a cord that can connect the two up. Fortunately, they exist and Paul Buff sells them. You can probably also find smaller cables, but you may want to consider the long ones anyways as they may let you do some funky strobe positioning, behind things ...


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When you take a picture with a flash, the flash discharges from a bank of capacitors for a given time to regulate the flash power. The higher power the flash, the longer the flash is discharged for, and thus, the more power is used and the longer recharge takes. The most common solution for your problem is to alter the criteria so that you can take more ...


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Actually, the most problematic part of your equation here is the 380EX. It doesn't do Canon's wireless eTTL slave mode, which is probably why you're looking for triggers, but it has no manual power control setting capability, so even if you can get it to fire off-camera, you can't control the output and it can only fire at full power. And if you get ...


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The goal of all of them is to fire a flash that's not on the camera. Let's take a look at what all this means radio trigger (e.g. PocketWizard) They talk to each other via radio, which means there's no flash firing just for communication purposes. You will definitely need a sender unit on the camera, because no camera (as of yet) has built in sender. ...


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Unfortunately, no. Optical wireless with Olympus flashes is the only way to control the power of remote flashes with the Olympus set up.


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This is what I found on page 177 in the manual for Canon 60D: While this certainly works with the Canon's radio remote, I have not actually tested it with the Yongnuo. My guess is, the signal from the trigger simulates the 'immediate shooting' signal emitted by Canon's own triggers, and that's why you are only able to shoot stills with it. As far as I ...


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Have a look at the Amazon "Product Description" more closely, the trigger is hotshoe mounted, so it will work without the need for the sync cable. In any event, if you don't want to get that one, the Cactus triggers work as well. I use those with my K-5 and Alien Bees and have never had a problem (nor had to use the PC cable, though the K-5 can use one).


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http://www.aokatec.com/ This radio trigger appears to support P-TTL and high-speed sync. I found this in this dpreview forum thread: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1036&message=40799541&changemode=1 See also http://www.lightingrumours.com/aokatec-ttl-trigger-for-nikon-canon-sony-pentax-1875.


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I use the Camera Axe (http://www.cameraaxe.com) with great success. Its an open source project that's been around for a while and has a fairly large user and support base. The device has four phono plugs which can each be configured as an input or output trigger. Simply connecting a wireless device (e.g. PocketWizard) to these ports will let you trigger a ...


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This Canon site article: http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2012/eos6d_builtin_flash_alternative.shtml discussed a nice alternative--a 90ex speedlight which can act as a Master unit with a 430exII as a slave. I have just ordered one to use with my Canon 6D and will see if it works as indicated. I also like that it is quite small, and can ...


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It depends on the capabilities of the transmitter and receiver and how the transmitter is triggered. In general if the transmitter is attached to the hot shoe or PC connection of the camera you are operating ('master'), then one short signal to fire will be emitted each time the 'master' camera's shutter fires, since that is what activates the hot shoe/PC ...


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Good news and... Not quite bad news. First, this is a modern flash with a low trigger voltage, and there is no risk using it on any modern camera. So, good news. Second: this will work with any generic radio trigger, from cheap to expensive. However, its headline feature is built-in radio triggering, and that works with Yongnou's own triggers, which they ...


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Radio flash triggers are a type of device. PocketWizard is a specific brand of radio flash trigger. So, yes, they do the same thing. But while all PocketWizards are radio flash triggers, not all radio flash triggers are Pocketwizards. In addition, PocketWizard has the highest reputation for reliability, and are the oldest radio trigger brand that's still ...


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Most low-cost (say < US$50/set) flash radio triggers do not support eTTL or HSS. They are "manual-only" triggers. It the triggers/flash only have a single contact/pin they're definitely manual-only, because that big contact/pin in the center of the hotshoe "square" is the sync signal and that's the only signal that can physically be communicated. There ...



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