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Speedlight Flash Trigger: Best for less than $300?

 
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May 04, 2012 09:50 |  #1

I am purchasing an additional canon 580ex II speedlite (so I'll have 2 in total). I want to be able to control the power output on them both wirelessly with a device that can mount on my camera. Anybody recommend a specific one that would fall in that category that you consider good quality for less than $300? I've heard so many brands, but can't narrow it down myself and not sure what the best is for the money. I've heard of pocket wizard, radiopoppers, odin, elinchrom, etc..........oh, and canon has a little one that can mount on your camera also. Please advise....


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May 04, 2012 11:58 |  #2

I don't think any of those can wirelessly change the power output of the speed light. If you are talking about using ETTL that is different.


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May 04, 2012 14:18 |  #3

The Pixel Kings should be able to do this with your T1i, but I only have experience using them with my 60D. I'm using 2 YN565EX flashes off camera (A&B group) and can use the flash menu on the 60D to independently control the power output manually for both flashes.

A kit with a single transmitter and 2 receivers should run you about $225 or so.

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May 04, 2012 14:52 as a reply to  @ APKent's post |  #4

This is what you want if not doing ettl.
http://www.radiopopper​.com/the-jrx-system (external link)


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May 04, 2012 21:58 as a reply to  @ JLP520's post |  #5

The JrX are a good option, but a little more expensive than the Pixel Kings (external link)which offer HSS as well as ETTL and 2nd curtain sync etc too.

The Phottix Odin (external link) are going to stretch your budget (less than PocketWizard or Radiopopper) but well worth the extra as far as quality and great user interface.


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May 05, 2012 06:28 |  #6

JLP520 wrote in post #14379925 (external link)
This is what you want if not doing ettl.
http://www.radiopopper​.com/the-jrx-system (external link)

I'll second this. The continuously variable flash output control from the camera is worth the price of admission. It will take the flash from full output to the point where you can barely see it pop. Make sure you get the studio version for this function.


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