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alphatango
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Hello,

I am looking into purchasing the following Skyport kit http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...505381&is=REG#acces​soriesexternal link I would like to be able to trigger my 580 EX II which would in turn trigger my Nissin Di 866 set in slave to the 580.

Any input would be appreciated.

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Why don't you get the RF-602's?

They're far more cost effective, and very reliable as well.

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The Yongnuo RF-602s are very good value for money; I own a set myself.

The big difference between the RF-602s and the skyports is that the skyports do have a far faster sync speed. Fastest I can get with my RF-602s is 1/160.

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Big +1 to the rf 602's I have a bunch and love em.

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There's plenty of threads about this. It can be made to work but it ends up being a real pita. Get as many receivers as you have flashes, or if it's important (ie you're a pro) get a spare transmitter and receiver too.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to look into the RF-602's. I would ideally like to get a 2nd reciever for my Nissin flash, but it doesn't have a PC port which is why I would have to slave it off of my 580.

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Get this cableexternal link, I have 550 580 580 II and Sunpak 383 working off them. I don't like PC ports.

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tim wrote in post #9708424external link
Get this cableexternal link, I have 550 580 580 II and Sunpak 383 working off them. I don't like PC ports.


Perfect, thanks for the link

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Big G wrote in post #9705040external link
The Yongnuo RF-602s are very good value for money; I own a set myself.

The big difference between the RF-602s and the skyports is that the skyports do have a far faster sync speed. Fastest I can get with my RF-602s is 1/160.

But you'll only get 1/200 sec flash sync out of your 1000D and 5D anyway..

BTW,,I'm getting 1/250th flash sync using RF-602 system with both my 50D and 20D..

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yogestee wrote in post #9709890external link
BTW,,I'm getting 1/250th flash sync using RF-602 system with both my 50D and 20D..

Sorry to go off thread slightly.

Anything above 1/160ths and I only get 80% frame (on a 5D), the rest is black from what I assume is the mirror. I was assuming it was the delay introduced by the 602s. Perhaps not if you are getting 1/250ths without a problem.

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