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New Wireless Shutter Release / Flash Trigger System RF-602

 
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Oct 05, 2010 20:14 |  #1201

yogestee wrote in post #11039122 (external link)
Here you go.. I've dealt with these guys heaps of times..

http://cgi.ebay.com.au …ories&hash=item​1e5dd430d8 (external link)

I bought my RF-602 off these guys.. I placed two orders within two months, never a problem..

http://cgi.ebay.com.au …motes&hash=item​27b423362a (external link)

These must be popular, they certainly have wacked the price up significantly , 33% is a nice mark up.
AUD is nearing parity with the USD, so there is still an increase over the USD 28.00

When I got mine from Link Delight it was AUD 30.00 with free shipping


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Oct 05, 2010 21:02 |  #1202

Id rather not take the chance, I guess I'll buy directly off the website.


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Oct 05, 2010 21:24 |  #1203

For the 5D2 you need the "C3" cable. That is the only difference between the 5D2 (also xxD and 1D-series) and the Rebel series. The Rebel series uses the C1 cable. It is only for the shutter release function. The rest is the same.


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Oct 05, 2010 21:36 |  #1204

For anyone still debating buying these, here's a little video test/review I made showing what I liked and disliked about them (bottom line: it worked great as a flash trigger, but failed me as a shutter release):

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=s5shvFGUf3g (external link)


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Oct 05, 2010 23:01 |  #1205

I ordered mine from cam.plus on ebay last Monday and got it today.

My 7D on syncs at 1/200.

But my 3.5mm adapter doesn't fit into the 6.35mm plug for some reason.


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Oct 05, 2010 23:17 |  #1206

nhglamour wrote in post #11042570 (external link)
My 7D on syncs at 1/200.

With the RF-602?? You should get 1/250th without problems.




  
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Oct 06, 2010 01:26 |  #1207

JChin wrote in post #11041953 (external link)
For the 5D2 you need the "C3" cable. That is the only difference between the 5D2 (also xxD and 1D-series) and the Rebel series. The Rebel series uses the C1 cable. It is only for the shutter release function. The rest is the same.

That's right, ill just get it as a package , the one that states for a 5d2, just to be safe. Thanks


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Oct 06, 2010 05:03 |  #1208

V-Wiz wrote in post #11043265 (external link)
That's right, ill just get it as a package , the one that states for a 5d2, just to be safe. Thanks

The cable is used for the corded and wireless shutter release, this is the only item that needs to be compatible with your camera body. All wireless flash functions and connections are camera independent.


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Oct 06, 2010 07:27 as a reply to  @ lannes's post |  #1209

Yea!!, I finally received my shipment. Purchase date 9-9-10, delivery date 10-5-10

1 transmitter, 3 receivers, one cable.

Just a few comments so far. Works fantastic but the transmitter on/off switch is hard to get to. The plastic shoe mount on the receiver seems like it might be easy to break but hey, it was a fraction the cost of a pocket wizard set up. I could buy 5 or 6 sets of these for the price of just one pocket wizard set.


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Oct 06, 2010 08:38 |  #1210

Total strobe noob here, so pardon my total ignorance on OCF. :)

If I were to get 2 YN-460 ii'sand an rf-602 set, this would be a manual set up correct? Ie: the only thing the rf unit does is tell the 2 flashes to GO, I would be setting power manually on the flashes correct?

Also is the 2 460's and the 602 set a good OCF beginner set up that will last me while I learn OCF?


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Oct 06, 2010 08:59 |  #1211

Brules wrote in post #11044474 (external link)
Total strobe noob here, so pardon my total ignorance on OCF. :)

If I were to get 2 YN-460 ii'sand an rf-602 set, this would be a manual set up correct? Ie: the only thing the rf unit does is tell the 2 flashes to GO, I would be setting power manually on the flashes correct?

Also is the 2 460's and the 602 set a good OCF beginner set up that will last me while I learn OCF?


Why are you mixing YN-460s and RF602s? You should buy all one brand/model to ensure 100% compatibility.


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Oct 06, 2010 09:06 |  #1212

@Johnny
I am confused by your comment. YN-460 II are speedlites and RF-602s are radio triggers.

@Brules
I see no reason why RF-602 will not fire YN-460 II although I have no personal experience with these flashes. My RF-602 had successfully fired Nikon SB-28, Canon 430 EX, 580 EX II, Sunpak 120J and my studio lights. Yes, you have to set the manual power of the flashes. This is what RF-602 does anyway. I think your beginner setup is okay.


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Oct 06, 2010 09:13 |  #1213

Brules wrote in post #11044474 (external link)
Total strobe noob here, so pardon my total ignorance on OCF. :)

If I were to get 2 YN-460 ii'sand an rf-602 set, this would be a manual set up correct? Ie: the only thing the rf unit does is tell the 2 flashes to GO, I would be setting power manually on the flashes correct?

Also is the 2 460's and the 602 set a good OCF beginner set up that will last me while I learn OCF?

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@Johnny
I am confused by your comment. YN-460 II are speedlites and RF-602s are radio triggers.

@Brules
I see no reason why RF-602 will not fire YN-460 II although I have no personal experience with these flashes. My RF-602 had successfully fired Nikon SB-28, Canon 430 EX, 580 EX II, Sunpak 120J and my studio lights. Yes, you have to set the manual power of the flashes. This is what RF-602 does anyway. I think your beginner setup is okay.

OH ... my bad ... I thought they were the other generic radio triggers everyone was talking about.


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Oct 06, 2010 09:40 |  #1214

YN makes the 602's and the 460 II flashes.....now to find 2 stands, 2 umbrellas (or soft boxes?) and 2 flash/umbrella holders. Any suggestions?


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Oct 06, 2010 10:05 |  #1215

Brules wrote in post #11044474 (external link)
Total strobe noob here, so pardon my total ignorance on OCF. :)

If I were to get 2 YN-460 ii'sand an rf-602 set, this would be a manual set up correct? Ie: the only thing the rf unit does is tell the 2 flashes to GO, I would be setting power manually on the flashes correct?

Also is the 2 460's and the 602 set a good OCF beginner set up that will last me while I learn OCF?

I have 4x YN-460II's and 4x RF-602's that work great together (as they should). You might also want to think about stands, umbrellas, etc. to go with them to help give your lighting different qualities (softness, etc.).


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