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Apr 12, 2009 00:04 |  #46

IMO, they look cheaper built.
Sure, the v2's aren't anything special.

BUT, i love the V2's modified with Antenna Mod and battery pack mod.

I can shoot literrally football field length away, no mis fires :)


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Apr 14, 2009 18:40 |  #47

do u know if they have just 2.5 to pc for the 580ex2. was thinking about picking up a 430ex also so what cord would i need for that? would i need an off shoe adapter?


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Apr 14, 2009 18:52 |  #48

sdsviet wrote in post #7730925 (external link)
do u know if they have just 2.5 to pc for the 580ex2. was thinking about picking up a 430ex also so what cord would i need for that? would i need an off shoe adapter?

If you are shooting line of sight or somehow have enough bounce to get the signal to the 430 your 580 can control the 430 with it's built-in IR trigger/controller. I think anyway. ;)


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Apr 14, 2009 19:08 |  #49

stince wrote in post #7713120 (external link)
IMO, they look cheaper built.
Sure, the v2's aren't anything special.

BUT, i love the V2's modified with Antenna Mod and battery pack mod.

I can shoot literrally football field length away, no mis fires :)

I just got my 301p set in today and I must say they seem a bit better built/designed than the V2s. Especially for mounting on umbrella brackets.

Lukeap69 - due to the placement of the battery door it looks like a permanent mounting of the "coldshoe adapter" pieces we got is not going to be an option (at least not if one wants them centered). I think your method of securing them using a bolt that is screwed in flush with the adapter would be the best way to do it. As such it will be easier to do with the plastic pieces we both got rather than cutting a piece of aluminum weaver rail (mainly because unless one has the tool to do so it will be a pain to both cut the rail into 1 inch sections as well as drill a sunk in hole so that the bolt sits flush).


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Apr 14, 2009 19:17 |  #50

brecklundin wrote in post #7730990 (external link)
If you are shooting line of sight or somehow have enough bounce to get the signal to the 430 your 580 can control the 430 with it's built-in IR trigger/controller. I think anyway. ;)

true but im planning to pick up the 1 transmitter and 2 receivers set and they come with pc cords. i might as well ask for the right ones since i have the chance.


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Apr 14, 2009 19:55 as a reply to  @ sdsviet's post |  #51

430 EX has no provision for a synch cord. Unless you're willing to mod the flash, good luck finding a cord to fit! My usual method of connecting a 430EX to a cord is a Wein HSH cord/shoe adapter. That way I can use a standard household cord.


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Apr 15, 2009 00:12 |  #52

ok thanks i thought it was gonna be that way. i will prolly just ask for 2.5mm to pc cord when i order the new triggers.


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Apr 15, 2009 01:59 |  #53

thebishopp wrote in post #7731088 (external link)
I just got my 301p set in today and I must say they seem a bit better built/designed than the V2s. Especially for mounting on umbrella brackets.

Lukeap69 - due to the placement of the battery door it looks like a permanent mounting of the "coldshoe adapter" pieces we got is not going to be an option (at least not if one wants them centered). I think your method of securing them using a bolt that is screwed in flush with the adapter would be the best way to do it. As such it will be easier to do with the plastic pieces we both got rather than cutting a piece of aluminum weaver rail (mainly because unless one has the tool to do so it will be a pain to both cut the rail into 1 inch sections as well as drill a sunk in hole so that the bolt sits flush).

That is true. I still have not received the hot shoe foot I've ordered although my CTR-301P are here already. Please let me know how you have mounted your hot shoe replacement foot to your CTR-301P. (Photos would be nice :D )


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Apr 15, 2009 02:04 |  #54

sdsviet wrote in post #7731137 (external link)
true but im planning to pick up the 1 transmitter and 2 receivers set and they come with pc cords. i might as well ask for the right ones since i have the chance.

You may need this

http://flashzebra.com/​hotshoes-shoes/0065.shtml (external link)

or the cheaper ebay versions

http://cgi.ebay.com …EWAX:IT&item=26​0382557099 (external link)

or

http://cgi.ebay.com …EWNX:IT&item=15​0325514065 (external link)

I have that last one for my 430EX but it is very cheaply built.


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Apr 15, 2009 02:05 |  #55

sdsviet wrote in post #7732919 (external link)
ok thanks i thought it was gonna be that way. i will prolly just ask for 2.5mm to pc cord when i order the new triggers.

Please specify clearly which cord you need because mine came with the wrong pc sync cords and he had to send the correct ones (although I kept the wrong ones also :) )


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Apr 15, 2009 02:06 |  #56

stince wrote in post #7713120 (external link)
IMO, they look cheaper built.
Sure, the v2's aren't anything special.

BUT, i love the V2's modified with Antenna Mod and battery pack mod.

I can shoot literrally football field length away, no mis fires :)

I thought the V2's look cheaper built ;)


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Apr 15, 2009 02:22 |  #57

Just got my 301P 's this morning..........

So far, FANTASTIC !!!

Build quality better then my V2, NO random fires, just a couple of no-fires, out of a good morning testing. Up to around 20 meters range.

And the 580 EX II works ** THROUGH THE HOTSHOE ** !!! :) :) :)

Optical sensor work great too, So far I'm a convert !!!


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Apr 15, 2009 02:58 |  #58

what was the distance for the no-fires? is your 580EX II set to no sleep mode (Cn Fn 01)?


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Apr 15, 2009 08:56 as a reply to  @ lukeap69's post |  #59

I am wanting to order the CTR-301 P's to try off camera.

With my XSI I am using a SUNPAK PZ42X e-ttl flash and an old SUNPAK 144 auto thrysitor with appears to have a 2.5mm spot for a jack.

Provided I purchase a PC to Flash Hostshoe adapter for my newer PZ42X these new 301's should work correct?

One transmitter and two receivers along with a hotshoe for the newer flash is all I need?


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Apr 15, 2009 13:48 |  #60

lukeap69 wrote in post #7733316 (external link)
You may need this

http://flashzebra.com/​hotshoes-shoes/0065.shtml (external link)

or the cheaper ebay versions

http://cgi.ebay.com …EWAX:IT&item=26​0382557099 (external link)

or

http://cgi.ebay.com …EWNX:IT&item=15​0325514065 (external link)

I have that last one for my 430EX but it is very cheaply built.

yea i will be picking one of those up once i pick up a 430ex.


lukeap69 wrote in post #7733319 (external link)
Please specify clearly which cord you need because mine came with the wrong pc sync cords and he had to send the correct ones (although I kept the wrong ones also :) )

i asked him to send me the 2.5 to pc sync cords and he replied with a link to verify if they are the right cords. great service i tell u.


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