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Firing 2 cameras at once

John ­ from ­ PA
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Oct 26, 2012 09:32 |  #16

Not that I'm looking to fire multiple cameras but I'm in the market for a wireless remote and found the following. I think many can do multiple cameras, you would just need multiple receivers - always good to confirm however.

PocketWizard at http://www.pocketwizar​ …ls/remote_camer​a_trigger/ (external link) can control multiple cameras. Nice thing is what they call an "A" zone that essentially keeps the camera awake (at the expense of battery life). I realize you can also address the issue of the camera going to sleep through its own menu.

Also, Popular Photography just recently recommended the Satechi Wireless Remote ($60 for Canon). You can find it on Amazon. Among other things it can work as an intervalometer automatically taking a series of 30-second exposures that later can be stacked (good for star photogaphy). A key difference to more expensive units is its range of 15 feet. Some "pro" units will work at several hundred feet but can set you back about $450 (like Canon's).

The hahnel remote that others have mentioned can be found at …motecontrols&id​=80&pId=80 (external link). This one works at a much longer range than the satechi and has some expanded capabilities. B&H has it for $99.

Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless ($60) at http://www.bhphotovide​ …Plus_Wireless_R​emote.html (external link) can control 16 cameras so long as you can find additional receivers.

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Oct 26, 2012 10:30 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #17

Thanks for the replies thus far
At this point there is no flash involved
Just the 2 cameras
I should have given more detail as to the application
So I'll add this
I'd like to add a second camera while photographing drag races
I'd put one on a tripod near the rear corner of the car when its at the staging line
The hand held camera would be pointed towards the front of the car while its at the staging lane or I may opt top shoot the car in the other lane with the hand held camera
A fraction of a second difference between activations would not be a problem

Yogi ­ Bear
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Oct 26, 2012 17:01 as a reply to  @ Ontario55's post |  #18

I would suggest using the Yongnuo RF-602's. Get 2 receivers and one transmitter. Set the 2 receivers to the same frequency (dip switch selectable) and fire both from the single transmitter. I bought my RF-602 transmitter and receiver as a pair for about $26 off e-bay a year ago. The only complication is the fact that the 7D and the T2i use different remote shutter trigger sockets, so a different cable would be required for each camera. Otherwise, it should be very simple!

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