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Apr 11, 2011 22:41 |  #1

I watch DigitalRev TV every week, and this week, it was about Pocket Wizards:
http://www.digitalrev.​com …ini-tt1-8428-article.html (external link)

This makes me think, I want to start experimenting with my 550EX. I've been really caught up with lenses lately, but I think I'm settled for now, since I just picked up a Sigma 30 1.4 a few weeks ago, and what I have lens wise is good enough for my hobby needs.

I've been reading around on Strobist today, and I also just found out about speedliting.com, and I think I wanna try it out.

I noticed this problem the other night when I tried to use my 550EX to shoot off camera in the dark, but realized the problem was, I need something to trigger it, and now the video makes sense haha

Well, Pocket Wizards are definitely out of my range, since I'm a university student, but I found this on Strobist: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com/product.php?pr​oductid=17567 (external link)

I have a 40D, and a 550EX. If I bought the Cactus V5, would I just be able to plug and play? I've been trying to find specific information about my particular combo of flash and camera but it's been hard so I want to just ask you light knowledged out there.

My 550EX does not have a PC Sync port, and I guess the only official Canon Speedlite that does is the 580EXii. 40D has the port, but I'm not sure if it'll do anything for me.

Sorry if this has been posted, but I am totally new to off camera lighting and don't know where to start -_-

Please let me know!




  
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Apr 12, 2011 07:27 |  #2

how cheap do you want to go.. I've got the stuff to do some OCF, but only recently and I'm still at the far end of the learning curve. You can get a set of Yongnuo RF602's or RF 603's for next to nothing(30-45$). the 603s are pretty cool as they are transceivers(like the V5's) so that you can use either as a transmitter or receiver and they double up as a remote trigger. They don't have a lock for the hot shoe which for some is a deal breaker, unlike the Cactus v5's which do.

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Apr 12, 2011 07:41 |  #3

$38.99. Even cheaper on eBay, but you have to wait for it to arrive from China.

http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1302612​048&sr=8-1 (external link)


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Apr 12, 2011 09:03 |  #4

BrandonSi wrote in post #12205684 (external link)
$38.99. Even cheaper on eBay, but you have to wait for it to arrive from China.

http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1302612​048&sr=8-1 (external link)


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