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what gear would i need to remotely fire a camera + two strobes so that i am in the photo?

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What strobes? Your gear listing shows you have (2) 580EXIIs, are those what you are referring to?

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Do you want to go cheap and try it out or expensive full blown?

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yeah i have 3x580s to trigger.

ChunkyDA, i have been meaning to go from optical (ie 580 as master) to radio for a while...not really sure i'll need ETTL that the PW flex units offer.

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The self timer on your camera and the optical slaves on those 580s.

Or a set of cheap radio remotes. I like my Phottix Stratos.

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So here is the cheap remote for your camera, $21 from Amazonexternal link
then add any trigger and remote for your flash

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If you are comfortable with manual settings on the exposure and Flash, then I would recommend RF 602 triggers. It is a simple on off switch and you would need two transmitters, and three receivers to remotely fire a camera + two strobes so that you are in the photo. One TX/RX pair is used to trigger the camera. Another TX sits in the camera hotshoe, and two RX units fire the flash units. The hotshoe and the two flashes have to be on the same channel. The remote TX and the receiver are on a different channel.

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Get the RF-603's, they're transceivers and dirt cheap!

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Will any of these work on a G12 with 430EX II and a 220EX?

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Domino1999 wrote in post #14587979external link
Get the RF-603's, they're transceivers and dirt cheap!

+1

I have 4 603s, one for each of the 2 flashes I have, one to use as an on-camera trigger and the fourth one to use as a wireless remote. If I need to use the 4th one for a third flash, I can still use the wired remote shutter trigger.

Total cost for all 4? $60 with free shipping and some patience waiting for them to come from overseas.

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Domino1999 wrote in post #14587979external link
Get the RF-603's, they're transceivers and dirt cheap!

yes, they are remotely fire flash and shutter - cheap and reliable

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You can use a Microna remoteexternal link to fire the camera and whatever you would normally use to fire the flash units. The new style of Microna receiver is shown parked in the hot shoe, but I doubt that it needs to be there. My older version receiver simply hangs from the plug connection on the side of the camera.

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Given the fact that you could fire your 580EX strobes with their own IR optical triggering while retaining ETTL control over all of them, I would use a simple radio trigger to press the shutter remotely. There are a number of inexpensive alternatives available on the web, which preserve the half-press feature of the usual shutter button.
I have one which I purchased on eBay, under the brand name 'Aputure'. They offer a simple radio trigger, and they also offer an 'intervalometer' which allows unattended time sequence firing.

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hmmm...thanks for the responses. i'll need the stuff for the weekend, so it sounds like the 602/603s won't make it in time.

Wilt, are you saying I'll just need one of these:
http://www.aputure.com ...t/trigmaster_plus_2​4G.phpexternal link

and use one of my 580s on the camera to trigger the other flashes?

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narlus wrote in post #14594953external link
Wilt, are you saying I'll just need one of these:
http://www.aputure.com ...t/trigmaster_plus_2​4G.phpexternal link

and use one of my 580s on the camera to trigger the other flashes?

No, the one that you linked fires flashes remotely, too. The product that I was referring to in my earlier post only is a remote shutter release (the Canon wireless flash system capabilities can take care of your flash for you -- except Canon optical flash remote can be dicey in bright sunlight conditions)
http://www.aputure.com ...worker_remote_shutt​er.phpexternal link

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