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snakekid
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May 01, 2009 17:00 |  #1

I just go my pt04 is from china
(1.5 week shipping time to Central cost california)
( $70 for 4 receivers)
So far i tested them on my 283s and 285hvs. My results are 19/20 for four flashes firing.
NOTE: i put them right next to each other, like in maroon's review of V4 which failed horribly at that test.
So i even did a 99% confidence interval and 99% fire rate is a likely value for the true population proportion of four firing.

I was across my small living which simulates the distance most people will use when in studios or doing portraits on location.

Am I happy? YES!
and they use AAA with no modding!.


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May 01, 2009 17:20 |  #2

It showed up in a small box wrapped in newspaper


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May 01, 2009 21:40 as a reply to  @ snakekid's post |  #3

im glad you like the pt-04 is. i was expecting 100% success rate but 95% is close enough... :D


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May 01, 2009 22:29 |  #4

Mind posting the actual 99% confidence interval?


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May 01, 2009 22:30 |  #5

I have the PT-04 GY but I think all of them, the GY, IS whatever are all simply the PT-04 III's only sold by some guy at a different desk in the same room off the side of the assembly line where they are made. I once owned a small IT company and the hardware & component vendors I bought from did exactly that...each sales person was basically their own company and there could be as many as 30 "companies" in the same room. Worked great though and made some very good friends as a result.

Anyway, my set has been fine. I do have one issue and that is the battery door. On a couple the door wiggles a bit, when it does with everything turned on the flash will trigger. But as far as firing, 100% rate for me. I did replace the CR2 battery in the Tx unit simply because they are cheap at Walmart. And I use constantly freshly charged sets of batteries in the Rx units.

I am getting exactly what I wanted from them. two flashes off camera for small product shots.


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May 02, 2009 01:00 as a reply to  @ brecklundin's post |  #6

im really itching for alien bees right about now too :) AB800 plus softbox


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May 02, 2009 12:13 |  #7

snakekid wrote in post #7842501 (external link)
im really itching for alien bees right about now too :) AB800 plus softbox

Wait up for the ABMAx... Thats what i am waiting for :D


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May 02, 2009 15:52 |  #8

Marloon wrote in post #7844468 (external link)
Wait up for the ABMAx... Thats what i am waiting for :D

Yeah right ill just buy a used ab800 from the people upgrading for cheap!


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May 08, 2009 15:16 |  #9

pt-04 is, mine are on the way! order them last Wednesday the 29th but just received a email saying they have been shipped out yesterday! thats over a week later!


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May 08, 2009 22:58 as a reply to  @ wnyhiphop's post |  #10

Dude i just ripped apart my old v2s and put the antenna parrallel to the one in the pt-04 trigger and got 100% from 582 ft away one city block.


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May 09, 2009 23:04 |  #11

a couple of questions:
1. is this it? ebay pt04 (external link)
2. does the transmitter have a sync port?
3. how does it compare to the ctr301?
4. @snakekid: how did you do it?


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May 12, 2009 17:37 |  #12

received my PT-04 TMs yesterday! I want to a flee Market and picked up a Vivitar 283 for $30 bucks and it worked great! I would like to post a video on youtube cause there isnt many of them!


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juise
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May 12, 2009 17:46 |  #13

wnyhiphop wrote in post #7908828 (external link)
received my PT-04 TMs yesterday! I want to a flee Market and picked up a Vivitar 283 for $30 bucks and it worked great! I would like to post a video on youtube cause there isnt many of them!

Please do! Let us know what your fire rate is (percent) and what your maximum range is for reliable firing.

Edit:
The model PT-04 TM is confusing because most of them look like Cactus V2's (external link) and some of them are CTR-301's (external link). Let us know what you have.


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wnyhiphop
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May 14, 2009 14:18 |  #14

juise wrote in post #7908878 (external link)
Please do! Let us know what your fire rate is (percent) and what your maximum range is for reliable firing.

Edit:
The model PT-04 TM is confusing because most of them look like Cactus V2's (external link) and some of them are CTR-301's (external link). Let us know what you have.

both of those are rumored successful! I have the first link! Im not going to put a name on them because they have many.


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