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Dec 15, 2013 20:28 |  #76

The 'gear' set on my Flickr explains why you have to reseat the triggers... The grounds on the sides fatigue and you need to bend them out again. Note: even that is not a permanent solution but it will fix them for a while.




  
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Dec 15, 2013 20:39 |  #77

dbeugel wrote in post #16530147 (external link)
I retract my previous statement. Skyport = Junkorama ! :) All aboard the haters train driven by ralph and his mannequin doll!! choo choo!

:lol::lol::lol:


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Mar 20, 2014 13:18 |  #78

I found this old topic and HAD to contribute. I couldn't agree more, these units suck. I have poor reviews all over B&H about some of the very same issues you've discussed. I literally have a zip lock bag FULL of receivers and transmitters that have either bit the dust, or broken accidentally with slight contact. I recently shot a wedding and had two speedlights on stands for the reception - their firing rate quickly dropped from about 50% to 0% later that night. Both units died the very same night which I added to growing baggie of dead elinchrom wireless hardware. Total trash. I'm married into the system with the high number of Eli equipment so there isn't much I can do even if I DO want to bail.


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Mar 20, 2014 13:46 |  #79

Misery loves company.


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Mar 20, 2014 15:55 |  #80

I wouldn't leave Elinchrom just yet. :)




  
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Mar 20, 2014 15:55 |  #81

Hey, I thought you were gone:lol:


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Mar 20, 2014 16:17 |  #82

Keep them informed that you are not happy and that they do have to try much, much harder. Customer pressure is always a good idea.


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Mar 20, 2014 16:48 |  #83

Pearlallica wrote in post #16773059 (external link)
I found this old topic

:lol::lol::lol:


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Mar 20, 2014 17:21 |  #84

pwm2 wrote in post #16773463 (external link)
Keep them informed that you are not happy and that they do have to try much, much harder. Customer pressure is always a good idea.


They're Swiss, they'll do things on their schedule and it will precisely on schedule.


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Mar 20, 2014 17:24 |  #85

So tell them their swiss watches aren't keeping the time properly and that it seems discerning customers needs to go for chinese precision.

Enough customers who complains is enough to get the marketing people agitated. It's the sales people who gets the nice bonuses which they value very much...


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Mar 20, 2014 20:03 |  #86

symbolphoto wrote in post #16773423 (external link)
I wouldn't leave Elinchrom just yet. :)

This gentleman has been to the head waters of the Elinchrom river - so I would listen to what he says........




  
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Mar 21, 2014 12:42 |  #87

Perhaps we'll see TTL enabled Skyports ? Perhaps we'll be able to dial in flash durations or color temps???
Who knows? But I best not be posting too many questions for fear of turning this into a rumor thread - and this is not the rumor forum...




  
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Mar 21, 2014 12:53 |  #88

SamFrench wrote in post #16775394 (external link)
and this is not the rumor forum...

did you say they're coming out with new improved Skyports?:lol:


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Mar 21, 2014 13:22 |  #89

Hello guys! New member here..
Been reading (and learning) tons from POTN, but didn't participate cos...i use Nikons :P

anyway, i just picked up my studio kit today..
2 Style RX600s with some modifiers & poly stands..
the dealer didn't have stock of the Skyports, so got to wait a couple of days..
i've ordered the RX kit with the USB

reading this thread has gotten me jittery..
is this the case with all skyport units or for the unlucky few?
cos i've read a lot of praise for the skyports outside of this thread!




  
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Mar 21, 2014 13:44 |  #90

I had good luck and much success for the couple of years that I used Skyports. I no longer use them. I always have back ups of triggers - regardless of the brand.




  
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