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Feb 08, 2013 21:23 |  #1

I am using a yongnuo wireless trigger and receivers. I need to be standing in front of the wireless flashes and have them behind me bouncing into the wall behind me. However when they are behind me the signal from the trigger will not go backwards, I could put a hotshoe adapter on the hotshoe on the camera and turn it backwards but then my head blocks the signal. Does anyone know of a hotshoe adapter that will raise up a few inches to where I can use the trigger to flash backwards and the signal will reach the receivers and my head not be in the way.

I at times would like to do that in churches..have my wireless strobes to bounce into the back walls as I shoot the posed images, eliminates the need for umbrellas and such.

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Feb 08, 2013 21:30 |  #2

You could use an E-TTL cord to place the master in a position where the slaves can see it. The cord is just an extension of the hotshoe.




  
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Feb 09, 2013 08:12 |  #3

What triggers are you using? I would suggest looking into upgrading the triggers for some that are not line-of-site only.


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Feb 09, 2013 12:17 as a reply to  @ DavidR's post |  #4

Sounds like they are optical triggers, not wireless. I have some relatively inexpensive Yongnuo RF-603s which are wireless radio triggers. That type should work fine for you.

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Feb 09, 2013 12:30 |  #5

I use the yn-602's cheap and wireless


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Feb 09, 2013 15:13 |  #6

oldvultureface wrote in post #15589308 (external link)
You could use an E-TTL cord to place the master in a position where the slaves can see it. The cord is just an extension of the hotshoe.

I have that but that won't work if the flash is any distance from me like up in a balcony behind me to bounce from the ceiling.




  
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Feb 09, 2013 15:17 |  #7

They are wireless..I'ml using the 602's as well sircanon and they are great as long as the transmitter on the hotshoe is even or behind the receivers..when I move in front of the receivers and they are behind me, they don't fire.




  
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Feb 09, 2013 15:34 |  #8

Check the batteries, I also use the 602 and they should work fine for your situation.


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Feb 10, 2013 04:38 |  #9

RF-602 wireless triggers work great. But I'd like the newer 622c ETTL




  
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Feb 10, 2013 13:20 |  #10

watt100 wrote in post #15593506 (external link)
RF-602 wireless triggers work great. But I'd like the newer 622c ETTL

I also have the ettl ones but I use them outdoors. ETTL in my humble opinion, is better controlled outdoors than indoors. indoors I use a digital light meter and my 622's, for doing formals..using a light meter and manual flash is more constant than ETTL in my opinion because ettl is so greatly influenced by white dresses and dark suits, always adjusting FEC to compensate..




  
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Feb 10, 2013 13:21 |  #11

DavidR wrote in post #15591716 (external link)
Check the batteries, I also use the 602 and they should work fine for your situation.

Ok, I'll do that and see what happens. I'm just baffled on how the signal from the transmitter facing forward is going to fire a receiver behind me, say 25 to 30 feet or more if they in the balcony of a church behind me.




  
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Feb 10, 2013 13:23 |  #12

Here is what I'm trying to do with my 283's on manual.

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Feb 10, 2013 15:26 |  #13

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Ok, I'll do that and see what happens. I'm just baffled on how the signal from the transmitter facing forward is going to fire a receiver behind me, say 25 to 30 feet or more if they in the balcony of a church behind me.

Wireless (radio) triggers are omni-directional. Orientation of receiver to transmitter doesn't matter. Just ran a test with my RF-603 triggers and could trigger my camera and flash from the basement - at least 25 feet apart. And I was standing between the transmitter and receiver and the two RF-603 units were faced in opposite directions.

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Feb 10, 2013 18:34 |  #14

sjwolfhope wrote in post #15595226 (external link)
Wireless (radio) triggers are omni-directional. Orientation of receiver to transmitter doesn't matter. Just ran a test with my RF-603 triggers and could trigger my camera and flash from the basement - at least 25 feet apart. And I was standing between the transmitter and receiver and the two RF-603 units were faced in opposite directions.

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Hummm..ok, must be the batteries...I'll change them and let you know what happens.




  
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Feb 10, 2013 18:50 |  #15

Like mentioned radio triggers put out the signal in all directions, optical(also called slave) triggers are the ones that the sensor needs to see a flash to set them off.


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