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Feb 28, 2010 20:27 |  #1

Hello,

I am looking into purchasing the following Skyport kit http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …505381&is=REG#a​ccessories (external link) I would like to be able to trigger my 580 EX II which would in turn trigger my Nissin Di 866 set in slave to the 580.

Any input would be appreciated.

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Feb 28, 2010 22:33 |  #2

Why don't you get the RF-602's?

They're far more cost effective, and very reliable as well.


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Mar 01, 2010 04:26 |  #3

The Yongnuo RF-602s are very good value for money; I own a set myself.

The big difference between the RF-602s and the skyports is that the skyports do have a far faster sync speed. Fastest I can get with my RF-602s is 1/160.


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Mar 01, 2010 04:28 |  #4

Big +1 to the rf 602's I have a bunch and love em.


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Mar 01, 2010 05:41 |  #5

There's plenty of threads about this. It can be made to work but it ends up being a real pita. Get as many receivers as you have flashes, or if it's important (ie you're a pro) get a spare transmitter and receiver too.


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Mar 01, 2010 08:13 |  #6

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to look into the RF-602's. I would ideally like to get a 2nd reciever for my Nissin flash, but it doesn't have a PC port which is why I would have to slave it off of my 580.


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Mar 01, 2010 15:56 |  #7

Get this cable (external link), I have 550 580 580 II and Sunpak 383 working off them. I don't like PC ports.


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Mar 01, 2010 17:44 |  #8

tim wrote in post #9708424 (external link)
Get this cable (external link), I have 550 580 580 II and Sunpak 383 working off them. I don't like PC ports.


Perfect, thanks for the link


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Mar 01, 2010 19:45 |  #9

Big G wrote in post #9705040 (external link)
The Yongnuo RF-602s are very good value for money; I own a set myself.

The big difference between the RF-602s and the skyports is that the skyports do have a far faster sync speed. Fastest I can get with my RF-602s is 1/160.

But you'll only get 1/200 sec flash sync out of your 1000D and 5D anyway..

BTW,,I'm getting 1/250th flash sync using RF-602 system with both my 50D and 20D..


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Mar 02, 2010 05:50 |  #10

yogestee wrote in post #9709890 (external link)
BTW,,I'm getting 1/250th flash sync using RF-602 system with both my 50D and 20D..

Sorry to go off thread slightly.

Anything above 1/160ths and I only get 80% frame (on a 5D), the rest is black from what I assume is the mirror. I was assuming it was the delay introduced by the 602s. Perhaps not if you are getting 1/250ths without a problem.


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