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Old 08-04-2008   #1
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Has anyone tried this? Gadget Infinity :: Digital Camera :: Flash Trigger :: 4-Channel Wireless Flash Trigger V2s

I was hoping it might be a less expensive alternative to Pocket Wizard for an amatuer like me. I know, you get what you pay for, but, has anyone tried it?
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Has anyone tried this? Gadget Infinity :: Digital Camera :: Flash Trigger :: 4-Channel Wireless Flash Trigger V2s

I was hoping it might be a less expensive alternative to Pocket Wizard for an amatuer like me. I know, you get what you pay for, but, has anyone tried it?
Thanks!
Doesn't have any specs on the distance. PW is 1600 feet. Quantum radio slaves are 400 feet if you cross all your fingers and toes and pray alot.
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Tested effective area: 10m (open area without interference)
That's about the average distance rating for that setup - I have that under another brand and it works well outside of that range.

Personally I'd use the other type of receiver, and get sync-corded hot shoe adaptors. That way you can use your receivers for more than just flashguns without having to buy weird adaptor cords.
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I have one transmitter and three recievers and I love mine.... no more wires and never had any problems with them other than one of the recievers battery prongs were bent and I had to bend it a little to get cover on and have it trigger. I ordered mine from Midwest Photo Exchange - Search
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That's the ones I use.

Not perfect, but considering the price, pretty good !!!!

Occasionally one won't fire, but more annoying, sometimes I get false-fires.

Also, they don't sync too fast, I get reliable results @ /125.....

If the $$'s allow, I'd probably look at the new Alienbees units.


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Well, I ordered a set, so I'll let you all know how they work for me.
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ive used this on my 300D and my new 40D, and love them for the price

ive never had them mis fire, or not fire *using sunpak 383s for now*
only time they didn't work is when i forgot to turn on the receiver- doh'
i shoot bands live and ive never had it not go off. gl with yours- hope you enjoy them
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I also use them. I was eager to find out if I could do location shoots, and thanks to the low price I cold try it. Now I am totally hooked. Used them with my Sigma Flash on these ...

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Theyre not bad at all considering the price. I got mine from a place called Gadget Infinity in Hong Kong. Here in the US theyre called the "Ebay triggers".

Just look out for compatibility with different flashguns. The older ones (I'd say 90's and older) would use the V1 trigger while newer ones use the V2. Good thing is that you can still use the same 4-channel transmitter.

Also, I've been only able to get about 12 ft of range from them. Your mileage may vary.
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The cactus trigger range can be increased many times, by just adding a small copper wire, as an antenna. Strobists at Flickr.com has a lot of mods to both transmitters and recievers.


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