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Sep 29, 2011 22:33 |  #1

Hi everybody,

Thanks to the extensive catalog of posts here, I was able to do a lot of research and decided on a YN-560 as my first flash. I was torn no whether I really needed E-TTL, but ultimately decided that the positive reviews/features of the 560 outweighed E-TTL for the price, and I figure learning manual will make me a better photographer anyway :)

That said, I would like to experiment with using this flash off-camera for shots of my aquarium and portraits. I use a Rebel XSi which does not have a PC port, so I was wondering if somebody could point me in the right direction for a good option for off-camera triggering? Wireless isn't necessary, though if the price is right I would opt for it.




  
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Sep 29, 2011 22:44 |  #2

If you want wireless I would go with the RF-602. They are a generation old. so they are cheaper than ever. https://thephotogadget​.com …ncl-shutter-release-cable (external link)

However you can get a... http://flashzebra.com/​hotshoes-shoes/0065.shtml (external link) and add a PC port to the camera.


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Sep 29, 2011 22:47 |  #3

The Cactus V5's work really well for wireless triggering and they double as a wireless shutter release.


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Sep 29, 2011 22:58 |  #4

Don't go wired. You will just end up buying some wireless triggers and have wasted both the time and money on thinking you'll be ok with a 25ft PC cable.

Like the previous comments recommended, both the RF-602's and Cactus V5's are great options. For connectors and cables of all types, definitely buy through FlashZebra (Lon is fantastic).


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Sep 30, 2011 04:34 |  #5

ktownhero wrote in post #13185245 (external link)
Hi everybody,

Thanks to the extensive catalog of posts here, I was able to do a lot of research and decided on a YN-560 as my first flash. I was torn no whether I really needed E-TTL, but ultimately decided that the positive reviews/features of the 560 outweighed E-TTL for the price, and I figure learning manual will make me a better photographer anyway :)

That said, I would like to experiment with using this flash off-camera for shots of my aquarium and portraits. I use a Rebel XSi which does not have a PC port, so I was wondering if somebody could point me in the right direction for a good option for off-camera triggering? Wireless isn't necessary, though if the price is right I would opt for it.

I agree with the others - RF-603/602 works fine for wireless. But if you like wired buy a $5 hot shoe adapter.




  
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Sep 30, 2011 10:03 |  #6

Mark1 wrote in post #13185309 (external link)
If you want wireless I would go with the RF-602. They are a generation old. so they are cheaper than ever. https://thephotogadget​.com …ncl-shutter-release-cable (external link)

However you can get a... http://flashzebra.com/​hotshoes-shoes/0065.shtml (external link) and add a PC port to the camera.

Thanks a bunch for the suggestion! I went ahead and ordered the RF-602 trigger from Amazon, very much looking forward to finally being able to play around with flash photography.




  
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Oct 02, 2011 06:47 |  #7

do you only need one rf-602 to get it working?

and a c1 cable for 550d, right?


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Oct 02, 2011 20:33 |  #8

evnhvn wrote in post #13194085 (external link)
do you only need one rf-602 to get it working?

and a c1 cable for 550d, right?

1 SET, yes. You need a transmitter and a receiver.


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Oct 06, 2011 16:16 |  #9

There is a class of products which ONLY triggers; no ETTL automation: Cactus V2, Pocket Wizard Plus II /Multimax, PC cord, hotshoe-PC adapter.


There is a class of products which transmits all ETTL signals: Canon OC-E3 cord, Pocket Wizard MiniTT1 transmitter and FlexTT5 receiver, Pixel King Wireless ETTL


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Oct 06, 2011 16:42 |  #10

I have RF-603s and they work flawlessly for me. I recommend them definitely.


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