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Apr 24, 2010 16:15 |  #1

I have a T1i and I just got a 580ex II

I don't want any $200 set up wireless triggers for my setup..

Does anyone know if this is good for me or is there something else I should be getting?

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Apr 24, 2010 16:21 |  #2

There's a thread in this section with lots of happy people using this.


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Apr 24, 2010 16:37 |  #3

Oh geez - didn't even consider for a second they are THAT popular... sorry!


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Apr 24, 2010 16:38 |  #4

you can't go wrong with the RF602.
Multiple threads on this remote with only praise of it.
Now you just have to look for the best price and the fastest seller to ship.


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Apr 26, 2010 20:33 as a reply to  @ photopat's post |  #5

Just ordered my first set of RF602's.


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Apr 26, 2010 21:38 as a reply to  @ DoninIA's post |  #6

just know that with the 602 you do not have ETTL. Just got mine in the mail today, and some 460 II flash. cant wait to use them.


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Apr 26, 2010 21:54 |  #7

the other option is the cactus V4, i have the V2s and with a mod they work great under 1/200s



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Apr 26, 2010 23:02 |  #8

Been using my RF602s for a couple of weeks with my 7D and Alien Bees and could not be happier. Love them and love the price.


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Apr 27, 2010 00:43 |  #9

yup, i got the RF602.

its really nice as long as you dont need ETTL. its better to use manual settings anyway since you can get the exposure that you want and not the exposure that the camera wants.


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Apr 27, 2010 05:14 |  #10

Does ANYONE use ETTL when doing strobist stuff? I've never had a set-up that would, so I don't miss it, but other than goal mouth shots with PWs, is it missed?


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Apr 27, 2010 06:12 |  #11

Nope not ETTL here, matter of fact if you got into using studio strobes you wouldnt have ETTL anyways. So not having it with speedlights isnt that big of a loss.

As for the Original Poster, have you looked at the Paul C. Buff Cybersyncs? While they cost more then the RF-602's they are rock solid and dependable, and a very popular trigger. I have a set (one transmitter and one battery powered receiver) and I am able to get sync speeds up to 1/320 with my Rebel XSi (also known as the 450D outside of North America), which the X-Sync is 1/200th. The Cybersyncs also have great range, was able to get on a quick test a range of about 415ft (probably could have even went further but figured that 415ft was more then enough range, and if I want longer can get a receiver to use in repeater mode). The CST (transmitter) is about $60 plus shipping and the CSR (AC powered receiver) and CSRB (battery powered receiver) are both about $70 each plus shipping.


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Apr 27, 2010 08:59 |  #12

+1 for the CyberSyncs! If you lurk around the forums, sometimes you can catch a good deal. I picked up 3 receivers and a transmitter for $200 shipped and paypal'd


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Apr 27, 2010 11:49 |  #13

Eldorf_Dragonsbane wrote in post #10074115 (external link)
Nope not ETTL here, matter of fact if you got into using studio strobes you wouldnt have ETTL anyways. So not having it with speedlights isnt that big of a loss.

As for the Original Poster, have you looked at the Paul C. Buff Cybersyncs? While they cost more then the RF-602's they are rock solid and dependable, and a very popular trigger. I have a set (one transmitter and one battery powered receiver) and I am able to get sync speeds up to 1/320 with my Rebel XSi (also known as the 450D outside of North America), which the X-Sync is 1/200th. The Cybersyncs also have great range, was able to get on a quick test a range of about 415ft (probably could have even went further but figured that 415ft was more then enough range, and if I want longer can get a receiver to use in repeater mode). The CST (transmitter) is about $60 plus shipping and the CSR (AC powered receiver) and CSRB (battery powered receiver) are both about $70 each plus shipping.

Forgive my ignorance, but why is it so good to sync up to 1/320s... how is 1/200s not good enough?


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Apr 27, 2010 11:53 |  #14

Eldorf_Dragonsbane wrote in post #10074115 (external link)
Nope not ETTL here, matter of fact if you got into using studio strobes you wouldnt have ETTL anyways. So not having it with speedlights isnt that big of a loss.

thats exactly what i was thinking! dont use ETTL when doing OCF! well, actually, i dont use ETTL EVEN when on the hotshoe

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Forgive my ignorance, but why is it so good to sync up to 1/320s... how is 1/200s not good enough?

the faster the shutterspeed the better for you since faster shutter speed takes out any kind of camera shake = better sharper image!


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Apr 27, 2010 12:01 |  #15

Panda_stunter wrote in post #10075735 (external link)
thats exactly what i was thinking! dont use ETTL when doing OCF! well, actually, i dont use ETTL EVEN when on the hotshoe

the faster the shutterspeed the better for you since faster shutter speed takes out any kind of camera shake = better sharper image!

And to followup - why does it even need to sync to a shutterspeed? When OCF, can't it just fire when the shutter OPENS?

And if you are firing on shutter-open, then does the speed even matter?


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