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Compact, punchy, inexpensive & wireless?

 
Xerxes
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May 25, 2014 23:02 |  #1

I have a T5i (700d) and am looking for a flash that is wireless for off camera handholding, compact (suitable for travel), punchy for use outdoors and preferably inexpensive. I've heard good things about Yongnuo. What do you recommend?

-Thanks in advance




  
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May 25, 2014 23:25 |  #2

yn-568 or Lumopro L160 or L180 & yn-622 triggers




  
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May 26, 2014 01:18 |  #3

If you like maintain the automatism:
YN568EX II + YN-622C
While if you like going manual you have many more nice solutions.




  
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May 26, 2014 05:01 |  #4

Some Speedlites have the Rx functionality built-in - saving Wt, bulk & batteries . . .

With ETTL & HSS etc - see Odin TCU & Mitros +'Plus' Speedlite.

With Remotely adjusted M fractions (no ETTL) - see Cactus V6 & Cactus RF-60 Speedlite.




  
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Jun 08, 2014 19:38 as a reply to  @ alessandro2009's post |  #5

Thanks for all the responses. The YN568EX II + YN-622C sounds like a bargain, one more question- Do I need multiple yn-622c triggers, or just one to operate the flash off camera with HSS?




  
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Jun 08, 2014 19:51 |  #6

1 for camera and 1 for each flash you plan on using.



  
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Jun 08, 2014 21:34 as a reply to  @ dedsen's post |  #7

I see...

If you use a remote cord instead of a wireless trigger, will that give you speeds equal to HSS on a YN-565 which does not have built in HSS?




  
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Jun 09, 2014 10:01 as a reply to  @ Xerxes's post |  #8

i have a 430ex2, yn-500ex and a pair of 622 rf tx/rx. i really can't tell the diff between the $260 (on sale) canon 430 and the $100 yn-500ex. i use them interchangeably. the 430ex2 and 500ex are the same size and more compact than the 568 but has a bit less power.


7D, EF 24-105mm, EF 85mm 1.8, EOS M + EF-M 18-55mm IS STM, EF-M 22mm STM, 430EXii, 90EX, YN-500EX, YN-622C, efm-2-ef adapter

  
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Jun 09, 2014 10:03 |  #9

Xerxes wrote in post #16960124 (external link)
I see...

If you use a remote cord instead of a wireless trigger, will that give you speeds equal to HSS on a YN-565 which does not have built in HSS?

no. the 565 does not support HSS. only the 568 and 500 in the yn lineup do.


7D, EF 24-105mm, EF 85mm 1.8, EOS M + EF-M 18-55mm IS STM, EF-M 22mm STM, 430EXii, 90EX, YN-500EX, YN-622C, efm-2-ef adapter

  
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Jun 09, 2014 11:59 |  #10

If you know how to shoot manual flash, Go with the YN-560III and then just one YN-603 Trigger. Both for under $100.


Canon 60D, Canon 10-22mm, Sigma 30mm 1.4, Tamron 17-50mm, YN-560 IV Flash (2)

  
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Jun 09, 2014 20:09 |  #11

Xerxes wrote in post #16930267 (external link)
I have a T5i (700d) and am looking for a flash that is wireless for off camera handholding, compact (suitable for travel), punchy for use outdoors and preferably inexpensive. I've heard good things about Yongnuo. What do you recommend?

-Thanks in advance

Quantum Trio, T5-DR and Co Pilot

punchy for outdoors, sure !

inexpensive is a relative terms for some people


EOS 70D x 2 units + EOS 7D mark II x3 units
Newton FR3, Newton modified bracket, EF 17-40mm x4,EF 24-70mm f/2.8 x2, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 x2
Quantum Trio x2, T5D-R x1 + FW7Q x1, CoPilot x2, Godox AD-180 x5
Propac PB960 head x12, PB960 battery x10
sorry, no stupid speedlite from Canon !

  
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Jun 09, 2014 21:48 |  #12

Xerxes wrote in post #16959923 (external link)
Thanks for all the responses. The YN568EX II + YN-622C sounds like a bargain, one more question- Do I need multiple yn-622c triggers, or just one to operate the flash off camera with HSS?

I am in the same boat.
My goal is to control 3 flashes wireless-ly from my 60D. I know 60D can control other flashes as slaves, but I really hate that it triggers the other flashes with flash firing from oc-camera flash. the connection is not reliable and does not work good under sunlight.

So if I get three YN568EX's + one YN-622C can I create my setup?
Also, will I be able to control the flash parameters from my camera or will it be impossible?

Basically I am looking for
1) Ability to fire 3 off-camera flashes wirelessly (radio contro, thats a must, I hate optical flash triggering from on camera flash)
2) Ability to do high speed sync for all of them (the wireless flashes)
3) Ability to control flash parametrs from my camera.

What product combinations (flashes and receivers/transmitters​/trans receivers) will give me that ability ?


Camera - 2x5Dmk3, C100 mkii, 70D, 60D
Lenses - 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS ii, 85mm f1.2L II, 35mm f1.4 ART, 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS
Lighting - 3 x 600EX RT's, Printer - Epson 3880

  
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Jun 10, 2014 17:22 |  #13

I love the Canon PowerShot S120. My husband got it for me for my birthday and it's amazing for a little digital camera! I would also recommend the Canon SX50 (yes, Canon fan) which is ranked high here http://www.squidoo.com​/best-digitalcameras (external link)




  
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hw_
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Jun 10, 2014 18:30 |  #14

Van Gogh wrote in post #16962215 (external link)
I am in the same boat.
My goal is to control 3 flashes wireless-ly from my 60D. I know 60D can control other flashes as slaves, but I really hate that it triggers the other flashes with flash firing from oc-camera flash. the connection is not reliable and does not work good under sunlight.

So if I get three YN568EX's + one YN-622C can I create my setup?
Also, will I be able to control the flash parameters from my camera or will it be impossible?

Basically I am looking for
1) Ability to fire 3 off-camera flashes wirelessly (radio contro, thats a must, I hate optical flash triggering from on camera flash)
2) Ability to do high speed sync for all of them (the wireless flashes)
3) Ability to control flash parametrs from my camera.

What product combinations (flashes and receivers/transmitters​/trans receivers) will give me that ability ?

you will need a 622 for each flash and another for the camera.


7D, EF 24-105mm, EF 85mm 1.8, EOS M + EF-M 18-55mm IS STM, EF-M 22mm STM, 430EXii, 90EX, YN-500EX, YN-622C, efm-2-ef adapter

  
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Van ­ Gogh
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Jun 15, 2014 00:10 as a reply to  @ hw_'s post |  #15

Hey guys is the 622 a radio or wireless transmitter? Whats the difference anyways? In other words, is the connection between the transmitters/receivers (basically 2 622) strong? Can they be out of line of sight from each other and work fine ? (Optical slaves fail at this which I hate).

Also, can I control the parameters of my flash wirelessly with the 622 or do I have to walk to my wireless flash every time I change a setting? (the power output, zoom range etc ...).
I wonder if there is a transceiver that allows to control flash parameters directly on it rather then in camera menus? I read that yonguo made something like it for Nikon, but not for Canon yet. Am I correct ?


Camera - 2x5Dmk3, C100 mkii, 70D, 60D
Lenses - 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS ii, 85mm f1.2L II, 35mm f1.4 ART, 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS
Lighting - 3 x 600EX RT's, Printer - Epson 3880

  
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