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Nov 13, 2013 11:47 |  #1

Hello. I'm not sure the correct terminology, but I'll try to describe my problem. I need a radio transmitter that attaches to the flash shoe on my T4i. But I need it to receive the signal to shoot through the contacts with the hot shoe, not with a cord.

My question is, how can I identify if a transmitter requires a cord link to the camera or not?

Here is a transmitter/receiver I am looking at:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ve_fusion_canon​_with.html (external link)

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Nov 13, 2013 12:00 |  #2

What flashes are you trying to trigger? Do you want ETTL? There are many options available, but we might as well start with your needs.




  
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Nov 13, 2013 12:07 |  #3

No, all manual. I have a pair of 430 exii flashes. I'm doing some studio lighting that has one of them not getting a great line of site for slave flashing so I want to go radio.

Again, when I went to the store it appeared that some transmitters just had plastic shoe connections that did not have contacts to get a signal from the hot shoe like a flash. These required a wire to the camera. But they did have others that did not require the cord and had contacts that connected, like a normal flash, to the hot shoe. Kind of rambling here, hope it makes sense.


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Nov 13, 2013 12:18 |  #4

The YN 622c would be your best bet, as you would have manual or ETTL and its about the same price as your link http://www.amazon.com …96&sr=1-5&keywords=yn622c (external link)


If you seriously never want ETTL the YN603 would be less expensive here is a link to a kit with two transcievers, you would need a third. http://www.amazon.com …33&sr=1-1&keywords=yn603c (external link)




  
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Nov 13, 2013 12:22 |  #5

The 2nd link has this pic:

IMAGE: http://reubenjames.smugmug.com/photos/i-sBfHG4J/0/M/i-sBfHG4J-M.jpg

The guy at the store showed me a unit he said did not require a cable. Was he right? Or do they not exist?

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Nov 13, 2013 12:25 |  #6

I don't see if there is a cable on the first link. But what should I be looking for in the description?


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Nov 13, 2013 12:27 |  #7

Neither of the ones I linked to would require a cable. The second will include a cable, but only to serve its second function as a remote shutter release.




  
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Nov 13, 2013 12:29 |  #8

gonzogolf wrote in post #16448609 (external link)
Neither of the ones I linked to would require a cable. The second will include a cable, but only to serve its second function as a remote shutter release.

I see, thank you. But is there something to look for in the description that identifies that no cable is required? Like does the units I had linked at the top require a cable?


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Nov 13, 2013 12:32 |  #9

Matrim33 wrote in post #16448614 (external link)
I see, thank you. But is there something to look for in the description that identifies that no cable is required? Like does the units I had linked at the top require a cable?

No. You are looking at it backwards. It wouldnt say it required a cable unless you needed one, but wouldnt say no cable is needed as the design implies that. BTW the ones in your link are way overpriced.




  
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Nov 13, 2013 12:47 |  #10

Thank you for everything.

Not that I want those units I linked to, I just want to read around and know how to identify how different units connect.


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Nov 13, 2013 12:54 |  #11

http://www.amazon.com …ds=wireless+fla​sh+trigger (external link)

These appear to be the same as the 3 pack you linked to. I think I will get them. They lock on which is important.


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Nov 13, 2013 12:58 |  #12

Really the choice is pretty simple, if you really don't want ETTL, buy the YN603 C1. Otherwise, buy the YN622C.

Since it's economical to buy them in pairs, you might as well get the right cable for your camera which is the C1 version. The C3 has a different plug on the end meant for 1D/5D/7D/50D/40D/30D/2​0D/10D. Again, the cable is only for shutter release to use one of the ones not attached to the camera as a wireless shutter release (a handy function!).




  
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Nov 13, 2013 13:08 |  #13

This the right cable then?

http://www.amazon.com …&sr=1-2&keywords=c1+cable (external link)


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Nov 13, 2013 13:09 |  #14

I don't really need the ETTL, but the other units don't lock on which will be problematic. And in the future you never know, maybe I will want ETTL.


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Nov 13, 2013 13:18 as a reply to  @ Matrim33's post |  #15

The YN-622c triggers can't be used as shutter releases. Don't get the cable if you're getting the 622c set. Also, that cable is for the YN-602 triggers, not the YN-603. If you get the 602s or 603s, they'll come with a shutter release cable, so that's why the previous posted told you to select the one specific for your camera (the dRebels use a 2.5mm minijack port for the shutter release--higher-end Canon bodies don't, so they need a different cable.)

The YN-622c triggers give you far more than just eTTL, btw. They communicate the full hotshoe protocol between the camera and the flash. So you can command the remote flash via your camera's flash control menu. As you can control the power settings on your remote flashes without having to walk up and dial it in. This is the main reason we like the 622s over the manual triggers.

In addition to eTTL, you will also have access to high-speed sync, rear-curtain sync (with wireless turned off), nearly every setting possible on the flash (zoom, custom functions, etc.) from your camera. Highly recommend reading Cliveyboy's "other" guide to the 622s (external link) to get an idea as to why they're worth the higher pricetag over the 603s, aside from locking rings on the feet and eTTL.


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