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FindJammer
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May 13, 2011 10:16 |  #1

Hey Guys,

I'm currently in the market for some radio triggers. Have been looking around, frankly the RadioPoppers look like a nightmare to mount, the Pocket Wizards are too expensive for me at the moment. To it's a toss up between the 602-603 and these fellas:

Cactus V5's.

Anyone in the UK ordered from the site?

http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17567&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Also what are people opinions of the triggers?

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May 13, 2011 13:02 |  #2

I have used Elinchrom Skyports for years and have been very happy. I now have two transmitters and 5 receivers. I consider them to be medium priced (in the US). A speed set cost $176.95 from B&H.


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May 13, 2011 17:00 as a reply to  @ barryburgard's post |  #3

I have 6 of the Cactus V5 triggers and they have been 100% reliable for me.


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May 13, 2011 17:14 |  #4

FindJammer wrote in post #12402534 (external link)
Hey Guys,

I'm currently in the market for some radio triggers. Have been looking around, frankly the RadioPoppers look like a nightmare to mount, the Pocket Wizards are too expensive for me at the moment. To it's a toss up between the 602-603 and these fellas:

Cactus V5's.

Anyone in the UK ordered from the site?

http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17567&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Also what are people opinions of the triggers?

Cheers,



I have Radio Poppers Jr and they are not hard to mound or use at all. I use the rp cube with the studio version so I can dial in the power settings and they work flawlessly.




  
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May 13, 2011 22:25 as a reply to  @ Heraldo's post |  #5

Just playing around and experimenting with OCF. I got Cactus V5's from Gadgetinfinity. Works great. :)


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May 14, 2011 01:02 |  #6

Heraldo wrote in post #12404891 (external link)
I have Radio Poppers Jr and they are not hard to mound or use at all. I use the rp cube with the studio version so I can dial in the power settings and they work flawlessly.

I'm a bit confused by this, looking at the web site it says that the Jr Transmitter isn't capable of transmiting ETTL so I think you must be using the studio transmitter with the RPCube on Jr Receivers?

Is that correct?

Sorry, I've just watched the video now and it's answered my questions!! Too trigger happy!


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May 14, 2011 02:39 |  #7

I use cactus to fire about $2000 worth of strobes...it might sound/look funny but they work every time and I could buy 20 for the price of one PW.


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May 14, 2011 06:02 |  #8

My 602's have never failed me and for the price they are hard to beat.


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May 14, 2011 08:16 |  #9

Electrically the RF-602 works just fine. Same with the V5 but it also is easier to use and that can make a significant difference in the long run. (and cheaper transmitter batteries)




  
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May 14, 2011 10:41 |  #10

For the control you get the Cactus V5's are hard to beat. They are 100% reliable for me and they are sturdy. 16 channels, ability to control 5 separate channels with one controller, and the frequency they use is pretty clear from interference. About $25~30 a unit is pretty dang cheap for all of that in my opinion.


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May 14, 2011 19:31 |  #11

So the Cactus V5's are both transmitter or receiver in one?

**edit** I answered my question....yes they are. by flicking the switch to Rx or Tx.




  
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