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New Wireless Shutter Release / Flash Trigger System RF-602

 
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Aug 27, 2010 21:17 |  #1081

DavidR wrote in post #10795771 (external link)
I hate to ask this, but are you sure the polarity of the battery was correct.

inkista wrote in post #10798205 (external link)
Actually, that's exactly what happens if you reverse the polarity of the battery in an RF-602 transmitter. I did it to "turn the battery off" and realized my mistake pretty damn fast when it started cooking itself. Luckily, I got the battery out in time and no damage done.

^^^^ quoting you guys again... i finally had free time again today to play... and the polarity must have been wrong the first time i put it in.

everything works super now. both my receivers and transmitter fire beautifully without any problems. I regret not getting an extra transmitter now to be able to fire remotely... might get one at some point.

My only complaint with these would be that I really wish they had put an "off" button on transmitter. but oh well, cant complain for the price if you ask me.


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Aug 28, 2010 05:09 |  #1082

I always take off the battery of the transmitter when storing. It is not difficult for the fire button to be pressed then drain the battery easily. Wish the transmitter had on/off button too.


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Aug 29, 2010 11:25 |  #1083

Few days ago I went to my local camera store with my 5Dii and was looking for a cable that will plug into the transmitter and fire all my off camera flashes while having an onboard flash in my camera..

I think its a Male-Male PC cable?! the thing is that after I found the cable that plugged in in my camera and in the transmitter, I took couple of frames and the transmitter didnt fire.. Didnt even turn on the green light when i half press the shutter.

any Idea?!


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Aug 29, 2010 11:35 |  #1084

I received my set yesterday, they work perfectly. Paid 30$ shipped for transmitter + receiver. Cheap quality but gets the job done. Really well also.

Some bad point I noticed, the transmitter cannot lock itself on the camera hot shoe. I often ended moving it out accidentally...

I would also have a liked an on/off button on the transmitter as well.

Strange batteri size for the transmitter :/

But this is nit picking, they work really great for the price :D

I love that you can use them as a remote also ;)


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Aug 29, 2010 12:07 |  #1085

Rivest wrote in post #10810881 (external link)
Some bad point I noticed, the transmitter cannot lock itself on the camera hot shoe. I often ended moving it out accidentally...

Are the receivers the same way?




  
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Aug 29, 2010 12:11 |  #1086

Rivest wrote in post #10810881 (external link)
Some bad point I noticed, the transmitter cannot lock itself on the camera hot shoe. I often ended moving it out accidentally...

http://www.flickr.com …181517/72157623​322348214/ (external link)


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Aug 29, 2010 12:54 |  #1087

Well for the receiver, it's the flash that locks it selft onto it.


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Aug 29, 2010 18:57 |  #1088

Shamir wrote in post #10810823 (external link)
Few days ago I went to my local camera store with my 5Dii and was looking for a cable that will plug into the transmitter and fire all my off camera flashes while having an onboard flash in my camera..

I think its a Male-Male PC cable?! the thing is that after I found the cable that plugged in in my camera and in the transmitter, I took couple of frames and the transmitter didnt fire.. Didnt even turn on the green light when i half press the shutter.

any Idea?!

Anyone???


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Aug 29, 2010 19:11 |  #1089

Well wouln'd a Y hot shoe cable do it? Like a splitter. One end the transmitter, the other your on camera flash. Would that work?


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Aug 29, 2010 20:10 |  #1090

I just got my trigger today. I only ordered one tx and one rx for now but plan on ordering another tx and 2 more rx's so I will be able to fire 2 flashes and the camera remotely if I wanted. But that wont be till I have a second flash.

The build quality on these seems pretty good. I was surprised to see the screw collar on the cable to be an anodized metal since it just looks like plastic in the photos


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Aug 30, 2010 13:51 |  #1091

I just order an umbrella and stand so that I can start using more off camera flash and practice more with portrait work...can't wait. I will use the wife and daughter as my models as I learn. Wish me well


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Aug 30, 2010 14:48 |  #1092

A link to where you oredered? I'm interested in getting one aswell ;)


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Aug 30, 2010 19:04 |  #1093

Sure, here you go:

Bracket:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ails&Q=&sku=298​709&is=REG (external link)

Stand:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ails&Q=&sku=253​074&is=REG (external link)

Flash adapter:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Flash_Mount_Ad​apter.html (external link)

Umbrella:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …G/Photoflex_UM_​RUT45.html (external link)

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A link to where you oredered? I'm interested in getting one aswell ;)


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Aug 30, 2010 20:35 |  #1094

Ed Kelly wrote in post #10714185 (external link)
I think I got it to work. Thanks. My old eyes didn't see the small cut out on top of the foot plate.

I am assuming the proper and only position the receiver could be in is this.


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Here's the one I got on ebay for around $ 6.00 dollars. Not great but not bad either.

http://cgi.ebay.com …4ceaeebda9#ht_3​003wt_1058 (external link)




  
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Sep 01, 2010 18:21 |  #1095

Just bought 2 recievers and a transmitter off ebay. Going to use them with a set of 540EZ flashes shooting through umbrellas or bouncing with a silver umbrella. Cant wait to recieve them and start shooting! I hope it beats the hell out of using canons IR. I was using my 580exII as a master and 2 420ex as slaves. I hated the fact that I had to be whithin sight for the flashes to go off.



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