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Oct 21, 2009 08:29 |  #181

Terjay wrote in post #8864706 (external link)
e: wrong thread

Are you talking to me? :confused:




  
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Oct 21, 2009 08:34 |  #182

It was his post in the wrong thread, not the previous poster... he posted something irrelevant and then deleted it.


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Oct 21, 2009 08:36 as a reply to  @ imahawki's post |  #183

Gotcha...The "e:" caught me off guard :lol:




  
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Oct 21, 2009 10:52 |  #184

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did a shoot on the beach, one of the antenna snapped off :(

fixed it by using a paperclip instead..


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Oct 21, 2009 21:53 |  #185

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fixed it by using a paperclip instead..

good fast engineering !

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Oct 23, 2009 17:51 |  #186

well... got mine, mostly happy with them :)

They've fired every time, all the time.

My only issue with them is that they seem to interfere with my wireless shutter release.


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Oct 23, 2009 18:59 |  #187

We use up to 6 at a time (Also on Channel 5 like a previous poster) and with very few exceptions have performed virtually flawlessly. At the price, simply one of the best values available!




  
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Oct 23, 2009 21:21 |  #188

Had my first shoot with my triggers, they were awesome!


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Oct 24, 2009 00:55 |  #189

I've been using my trigger/receiver for a while now and they fire the MAJORITY of the time...sometimes I need to adjust the transmitter on top of my camera before it's happy, but otherwise it's been solid.

Works fine with my 430EX and both of my YN460


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Oct 24, 2009 02:39 |  #190

JudgeDanny wrote in post #8882356 (external link)
well... got mine, mostly happy with them :)

They've fired every time, all the time.

My only issue with them is that they seem to interfere with my wireless shutter release.

They do this for me too, so I set the camera on a 2 second delay and that works fine ( as the signals dont happen at the same instant ).


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Oct 24, 2009 10:16 |  #191

makes me want to try them out too. Maybe i will give them a try.




  
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Oct 28, 2009 10:21 |  #192

JudgeDanny wrote in post #8882356 (external link)
well... got mine, mostly happy with them :)

They've fired every time, all the time.

My only issue with them is that they seem to interfere with my wireless shutter release.

That seems to be a pretty common issue with these. I did some self portraits and wasn't able to use my wireless shutter release. I've never tried the 2 second delay method, but it may be worth it.


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Oct 30, 2009 14:33 |  #193

I think in theory this may work but has anyone rigged up their Cactus V4's to trigger their shutter remotely?

I have a 40D, thinking this 3 pin - n3 connector link (external link) would plug in the camera, connected to a V4 receiver.... think the transmitter would fire the shutter?

Or em I better off just going with Cactus Wireless Shutter Release instead?

Looking at Cactus specs I would get twice the range using the Cactus V4s over their wireless shutter release...




  
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Oct 30, 2009 16:45 |  #194

2 birds with 1 stone:

Yongnou RF-602. Two transmitters and two recivers = $60 from dealextreme.com.

And 2.4gHz frequency, more reliable, more legal...


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Nov 06, 2009 21:30 |  #195

I just received my 3 pin - n3 connector from Flash Zebra today. Well it works! I can now fire my 40D shutter remotely using the Cactus V4s. I haven't played around to much with the distance, but I'm assuming its the same with strobes. I was also able to plug the Cybersync remote into the pc on the camera and fire my strobes too.

The RF-602 might of been a good option if I didn't already have the cactus v4 sitting around as backups.




  
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