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Old 02-22-2008, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a good dependable wireless trigger to fire strobes from Canon 10D. Any good recommendations?
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out Pocket Wizard. Seem to be the trigger of choice for many folks.

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Old 02-22-2008, 10:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Check out Pocket Wizard. Seem to be the trigger of choice for many folks.

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I think most of us use PW some may use Quantum-- they're expensive, but they work. There are lots of cheaper options out there and if budget totally prevents you from considering them, you'll still have plenty to choose from.

You can take a look at EBay and find remote triggers as cheap as $20. Of course, you may also be lamenting misfires and failure to fire at all that so many who buy the cheap units experience. But, you won't be out much.

If you're firing heads with sensors built in, then you need only buy 1 receiver. The other lights fire when they see the one with the receiver fire. That's how I set it up. My receiver is always on the main light to be sure all other heads see the flash.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you wait a short while, you might be better off with Radiopoppers.


http://www.radiopopper.com/
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looking for a good dependable wireless trigger to fire strobes from Canon 10D. Any good recommendations?
As a medium priced option, consider the Calumet Litelink or the Bowens Pulsar radio transmitter/receivers. They are available from B&H Photo. They work very well but remember to turn the switch off when finished or the batteries will be dead next time you try to use them.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My personal opinion, just based on what they say on their site, is that I'm a bit suspicious of what they have to say. But I'll withhold judgement and further comments until they actually are shipping something that can be tested in the real world.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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skip all the in between options.

If you are on a budget try: http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/home.php?cat=274 from this page (which is mostly the same as the ebay ones)

If you are not on a budget or if you require the flash firing EVERY single time then go with the pocket wizards.

I find with the cheap ones I got between 1-3 misfires for every 20 images. Also depends on the lens you are using and how far away you are from the lights.
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I have three of those cheap Hong Kong wireless triggers that I bought on eBay and have been using them to fire my Alien Bees and my Norman power pack system for the past two years - without any problems. I shoot a couple thousand images a month and just this month replaced my first battery. In my opinion and actual use ... they are the best investment I've made. The only issue you might encounter would be if you're shooting in a location with other photographers since the Hong Kong transmitters don't offer multiple channels. other than that, you can't go wrong with the eBay wireless transmitters. Just make sure you buy the "in line" receivers, not the battery versions.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My personal opinion, just based on what they say on their site, is that I'm a bit suspicious of what they have to say. But I'll withhold judgement and further comments until they actually are shipping something that can be tested in the real world.
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Well RFS,

Here's something that should put your mind more at ease.

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2008/02...s-in-wild.html

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My personal opinion, just based on what they say on their site, is that I'm a bit suspicious of what they have to say.
Mind saying why? I don't believe everything that I hear either, but I am curious as to why a large percentage of people who have been following the Radio Popper "saga" are automatically leery?

Almost real world (minimal) testing here:
http://www.tricoastphoto.com/blog/20...-workshop.html

Referenced with additional comment here:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2008/02...s-in-wild.html
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