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Jan 31, 2012 21:53 |  #1

I was wondering what method you all use to trigger remote flashes while still using a on camera flash with ettl?
I currently plug my trigger into the pc cord on the camera and let the trigger dangle, which I dont like.


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Jan 31, 2012 22:26 |  #2

Dangling = bad.
Gaffer's tape = good.


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Jan 31, 2012 22:57 |  #3

I use Can's wireless system, which lets me use an on camera flash while still triggering slaves.


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Jan 31, 2012 23:00 |  #4

I put my on-camera flash on top of a PocketWizard Flex TT5.


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Jan 31, 2012 23:39 |  #5

I use this setup mostly for wedding receptions and things of that nature which require me to use a trigger to get reliable results.


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Feb 01, 2012 01:40 |  #6

If you want a more secure mounting option, you could get or make a bracket like this (external link).


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Feb 01, 2012 03:26 |  #7

Actually thats a good idea. I down own this (external link) and will try it out.


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Feb 01, 2012 03:29 |  #8

I velcro my Pocket Wizard to the top of the flash. There's enough slack in the PC cord to still tilt and swivel the flash head.


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Feb 01, 2012 03:47 |  #9

Staszek wrote in post #13805150 (external link)
I velcro my Pocket Wizard to the top of the flash. There's enough slack in the PC cord to still tilt and swivel the flash head.

How long is the cord you use?


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Feb 01, 2012 03:49 |  #10

Curtis N wrote in post #13804345 (external link)
Dangling = bad.
Gaffer's tape = good.



I have phottix triggers which come with screw lock sync cables that are the perfect length for flipping over the lens.

Saves on the tape and I don't have to worry about them coming lose. :cool:


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Feb 01, 2012 04:17 |  #11

ChadAndreo wrote in post #13805190 (external link)
How long is the cord you use?

I never measured it, but FlashZebra (external link) says its 15" in length. It sure seems shorter when you pull it out of the bag for the first time though.


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Feb 01, 2012 09:41 |  #12

I use Phottix Strato triggers. The trigger fits into the hot shoe and has its own hot shoe that still passes through ETTL data even though the receivers are only M which keeps the cost down. No cables, no velcro, no tape; clean and simple.

There's a version II of these triggers available which I've recently purchased and am selling my original version now on eBay: one transmitter and two receivers, opening bid of $79.99 for the set.

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