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Feb 22, 2013 06:02 |  #691

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The best thing is a transmitter and receiver combo cost less than a single Radio Popper or Flex unit.
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It's more of a point that I need things to work, every time. I was on a automobile shoot today on location. Very bad for me. I'd gladly pay 10, 000 for a reliable system. The PW TTL system was horrific.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 15:28 |  #692

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Yes I tested in several locations now. Just got a email back from Phottix saying the unit was defective. So I'll be sending it back.

Sweet, that's an easy fix then :cool:


I always have at least 2 set of radio triggers on important shoots, just encase something like this happens.


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Feb 22, 2013 17:29 |  #693

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That's not always the case, PW will tell you the same thing themselves. Its not uncommon to have no problems until a NiHN cell goes off a little either. But please yourself.

I understand what you're saying. However, if your device works with AK batteries but malfunctions with NiMH batteries, I would say your device is defective (even though you have found a workaround).
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I also understand that the transmitter is a low load device so the AK will maintain it's 1.5v longer than when under load, which drops to below 1.1v under a 500mw load condition. Even so, if the Odin transmitter is operating with a 1.5v amperage but fails at 1.38v, I'd say it's defective (fresh NiMH operate at around 1.38v).




  
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Feb 22, 2013 17:33 |  #694

Moppie wrote in post #15641064 (external link)
Sweet, that's an easy fix then :cool:


I always have at least 2 set of radio triggers on important shoots, just encase something like this happens.

Sure I have two cameras too and 6 flashes and a canon STE2, but redundancy has to stop somewhere. I'd love to have 2 1DS MKIII cameras instead of one. But that is 12, 000 US. I was going to buy another Odin transmitter, but I can only get them with a transmitter and a receiver, unless I want to order them from Hong Kong. That's another 350 bucks.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 17:40 |  #695

Eventually you run out of shoulders and room in the car to carry it all :)

My second set of triggers are little Phottix Asters, just simple dumb remote triggers.
I've had to use them once though, a set of batteries in the Odins failed and rather than try and trouble shoot in front of a customer I just pulled out the Asters and away we go again.
Not as convenient or easy to use as the Odins, but they did the job.


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Feb 22, 2013 17:58 |  #696

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Eventually you run out of shoulders and room in the car to carry it all :)

My second set of triggers are little Phottix Asters, just simple dumb remote triggers.
I've had to use them once though, a set of batteries in the Odins failed and rather than try and trouble shoot in front of a customer I just pulled out the Asters and away we go again.
Not as convenient or easy to use as the Odins, but they did the job.

Luckily it didn't rattle me too much, although I was visually pissed. I had to work with the PW TTL system for two years and that was just a horrible experience, so when the Odin started to act up, I'd just about had it. I just kept shooting and hoping all the flashes would fire, and I did get the image (several actually) I was looking for, although I didn't get to do all I wanted--we would have ran out of location time anyway.

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Feb 22, 2013 18:41 as a reply to  @ dwdallam's post |  #697

Make sure all your triggers and transmitter have the latest firmware.


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Feb 22, 2013 22:55 |  #698

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Make sure all your triggers and transmitter have the latest firmware.

Really?




  
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Mar 01, 2013 23:12 |  #699

I received my replacement TCU. I'm extremely happy and relieved to report that at approximately 70 meters on camera (I stopped at that distance) and in manual mode using 1/128 power, all flashes fired every time. My old TCU must have been bad.




  
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Mar 12, 2013 04:13 |  #700

Does anyone know if you can use the Odins/Canon flashes with a Fuji camera in manual mode?

Unless anyone can test this before me, I will post my findings as soon as I get my x100s.


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Mar 12, 2013 07:20 |  #701

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Does anyone know if you can use the Odins/Canon flashes with a Fuji camera in manual mode?

Unless anyone can test this before me, I will post my findings as soon as I get my x100s.

Unfortunately not, the Odin require the full Canon TTL pins to operate at all really.

All you can do is use Strato II or Atlas II with the Fuji, and then use those as extra receivers with the Odin on your Canon. The Strato II, or Atlas II won't fire Odin receivers either.
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Mar 13, 2013 10:59 |  #702

A question:

Is there a way to use my Sekonic 758 Light Meter with the Odin the way I was able to with the PWII's? Or is the chimping the only way to go with the Odin?



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Mar 13, 2013 11:41 |  #703

I've seen on this forum where someone was able to take apart a cactus V5 unit and create a chip like the pocket wizard module for the sekonic meter. I haven't heard of anyone doing it with an Odin yet.


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Apr 13, 2013 22:57 as a reply to  @ PLLphotography's post |  #704

Just picked up a set! Seems to work pretty well! It's a much better setup than my 33' ttl cable.


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Apr 13, 2013 23:35 |  #705

Interesting.


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