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What is a good wireless flash controller for rebel xsi & 430EXII

 
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Jan 03, 2011 04:10 |  #1

I would like to know the best/cheapest wireless remote i would be able to obtain. Anyone have any suggestion? I'm not sure what to look for what I look for this item.




  
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Jan 03, 2011 05:01 |  #2

You want best, or cheapest? What features of your flash are you willing to give up? ETTL, HSS?


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Jan 03, 2011 05:06 |  #3

The Yongnuo RF-602 transmitters are a cheap solution if you plan on going full manual and don't need E-TTL. They can be had on eBay for under 100 bucks and are very reliable indoors (have not tried outdoors).


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Jan 03, 2011 05:19 as a reply to  @ warbandit's post |  #4

Yongnuo RF-602 +1

For me works both indoors and outdoors. Haven't had a single misfired shot yet (touch wood):)


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Jan 03, 2011 05:32 |  #5

No such thing as the best and the cheapest, pocketwizards are generally seen as the best but pretty pricey, otherwise ebay stuff is cheapest. Cactus V4 are in the middle (very much on the cheap side but work very well), I think they are great anyway.


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Jan 03, 2011 11:19 |  #6

I have the Phottix Strato 4in1 wireless trigger (2.4ghz, just like the RF-602) and so far it has never missed a shot.


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Jan 03, 2011 18:23 as a reply to  @ sth_'s post |  #7

I have the RF-602s, but I also keep my Canon ST-E2 around for use on rare occasions. The ST-E2 does ETTL and you can get them used for about $150. The drawback: they're line of sight and don't work so well in bright outdoorsy situations. I haven't tried it, but I think the ST-E2 does HSS as well.

The thing I love about the RF-602s is that they work with my speedlites as well as my studio lights (Calumet Genesis). They'll fire pretty much anything with a sync port!


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Jan 04, 2011 13:09 |  #8

Thanks everyone for the tips! I do plan on getting the one you recommended me now! Problem is I'm still learning my flash and it is very confusing to learn honestly! The manual mode I'm trying to learn but I'm not even sure what settings to use for what since I got my external flash on xmas.

Problem with photography is it its one off the most expensive hobbies ever!




  
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Jan 04, 2011 16:27 |  #9

Kikkoman wrote in post #11572053 (external link)
Problem with photography is it its one off the most expensive hobbies ever!

Like somebody else wrote here a while ago - you've obviously never heard about racing.


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Jan 04, 2011 16:43 |  #10

apersson850 wrote in post #11573307 (external link)
Like somebody else wrote here a while ago - you've obviously never heard about racing.

+1

If you have time and money, go racing and you'll get rid of both.


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Jan 04, 2011 16:43 |  #11

Racing is quite an expensive hobby too haha. Well as long as my hobby isn't throwing away money then I'm all good!




  
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Jan 04, 2011 18:45 |  #12

For $40 these are great:
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Jan 04, 2011 18:59 |  #13

I just got a set of those. I couldn't resist the price. Got mine for $30. Full manual (no ETTL) but for $30 I'll spring for a off camera flash/lighting techniques book too ;)

If you really want to go broke why not combined photography & racing lol


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Jan 04, 2011 19:06 |  #14

Rob Douglas wrote in post #11574345 (external link)
If you really want to go broke why not combined photography & racing lol

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.....and an empty wallet!


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Jan 04, 2011 19:06 as a reply to  @ Rob Douglas's post |  #15

I think I got my RF-602s for around $89. That's for 1 transmitter and 5 receivers. They're cheaper than the Calumet triggers I got with my Genesis lights, work better (the Calumet triggers fired anytime my cel phone accessed the network) and they fire my speedlites too.

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