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Feb 05, 2009 20:39 |  #1

Hey everyone,
Well I have been sucked into the wonderful world of lighting.
For off camera lighting I have decided to go with Cybersyncs (Unless anyone has any other suggestions, what about Cactus?) as they are well talked about and are very decently priced.


What I ultimately would like to be able to do is be able to have my camera in hand with me being able to fire off my 580EX II off and another 580EX I or II both off camera.

What would be the route to go to achieve this with Cybersyncs
and what would be the way to go with other brands that are cheaper but still very good.

Thanks,
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Feb 05, 2009 20:50 |  #2

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Hey everyone,
Well I have been sucked into the wonderful world of lighting.
For off camera lighting I have decided to go with Cybersyncs (Unless anyone has any other suggestions, what about Cactus?) as they are well talked about and are very decently priced.


What I ultimately would like to be able to do is be able to have my camera in hand with me being able to fire off my 580EX II off and another 580EX I or II both off camera.

What would be the route to go to achieve this with Cybersyncs
and what would be the way to go with other brands that are cheaper but still very good.

Thanks,
Scott


you need a CST trigger attached to your camera's PC sync and then a CSRB for each 580EXII you want to fire - then you may need a hotshoe PC sync adapter if you have a flash without a PC sync built in... they ship with the correct cables to plug into a PC port


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Feb 05, 2009 20:59 |  #3

Andrushka wrote in post #7263817 (external link)
you need a CST trigger attached to your camera's PC sync and then a CSRB for each 580EXII you want to fire - then you may need a hotshoe PC sync adapter if you have a flash without a PC sync built in... they ship with the correct cables to plug into a PC port

Thanks so basically it will be about $200.

And whats better the Battery or A/C?


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Feb 05, 2009 21:08 |  #4

only get the AC units if you ONLY plan on using it with AC powered strobes - the Battery powered cybersyncs can be used with either - AC strobes, or on-camera flashes...


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Feb 05, 2009 21:20 |  #5

Andrushka wrote in post #7263817 (external link)
you need a CST trigger attached to your camera's PC sync and then a CSRB for each 580EXII you want to fire - then you may need a hotshoe PC sync adapter if you have a flash without a PC sync built in... they ship with the correct cables to plug into a PC port

huh!? the CST goes on the hotshoe, no need for you to connect it to your pc sync. and since you are running 580s you just use the cable supplied with the recievers and your good to go.




  
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Feb 05, 2009 21:31 |  #6

The cactus triggers are generally considered to be unreliable. The Cybersyncs and Skyports are both very good, although I've used both and stuck with the Cybersyncs.

As has been said above, the Cybersyncs come with all of the cables necessary to connect to your EXII's.


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Feb 05, 2009 21:48 |  #7

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huh!? the CST goes on the hotshoe, no need for you to connect it to your pc sync. and since you are running 580s you just use the cable supplied with the recievers and your good to go.

HAHAHAHAHA :p oh my gosh! i totally have been hooking it up to the PC sync on my 30D every time i used them!! I totally just tried using it without the cable... i thought that thing on the bottom was just to keep it in place on the hot shoe or something! hahaha... oh my i feel so dumb :rolleyes:


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HAHAHAHAHA :p oh my gosh! i totally have been hooking it up to the PC sync on my 30D every time i used them!! I totally just tried using it without the cable... i thought that thing on the bottom was just to keep it in place on the hot shoe or something! hahaha... oh my i feel so dumb :rolleyes:

lol don't feel bad.. when I first got my CS, I did the same thing for probably a week, so you aren't the only one.


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Feb 06, 2009 11:55 |  #9

Adrushka, you have been added.


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Feb 06, 2009 12:03 |  #10

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Adrushka, you have been added.

Uh Oh!!! :D


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