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Mar 12, 2009 15:36 |  #1

Alrighty, so I just ordered a 430EX for my 40D.

I hear that the Cactus V2's don't jive with these turkeys? Is that true?

I'm looking for a bargain basement deal on wireless triggers that will work with my setup. Your insight is appreciated. A BLT sammich would be appreciated, too.

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Mar 12, 2009 17:40 |  #2

I'm as new to this as you are (maybe newer!), but I have the exact same setup you do (40D and 430EX I) and just today I received a cheap set of ebay triggers that seem to work fine (in manual mode only, of course, not ETTL). These triggers are both radio and optical, and I tested them quickly in both modes and they appear to work perfectly. "Perfectly" means that the remote flash fires by radio or if the setting is changed, by optical if the 40D's built-in flash fires. If the 40D is set within normal flash sync shutter speed (up to 1/250) the image is well lit with no curtain shadow. The triggers are the Yongnuo CTR-301 series. Good luck, HTH!



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Mar 12, 2009 21:35 as a reply to  @ afkenner's post |  #3

I get intermittent firing a lot when I use the 430ex on the cactus v2s through the hotshoe. Some people claim they work better with a hot shoe adapter and a pc cord. Good news for you is that there is a new version of the cactus triggers available for order tomorrow. Perhaps one of the early adopters can give us some feedback on those.




  
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Mar 12, 2009 21:53 |  #4

New version? Humm, got a link for specifics on the new triggers?




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Mar 12, 2009 22:45 |  #5

I've read about the Cactus V4's. I'll just pick that up as soon as it's available and try that out.

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Mar 13, 2009 00:46 |  #6

the cactus V4 trigger system will release on march 16th! i can't wait!


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Mar 13, 2009 09:07 |  #7

Marloon wrote in post #7513987 (external link)
the cactus V4 trigger system will release on march 16th! i can't wait!

I just ordered some V4 triggers. $45/shipped per set.


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Mar 13, 2009 11:40 |  #8

my ebay pt-04 TM CTR 301 on the way ($27). I intent to use for 430EX II. Let's see how it works.


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Mar 13, 2009 14:35 |  #9

when i had cactus triggers, my 430 would randomly strobe

with my pocketwizards, they had worse range than the cactus triggers. there is no winning with that flash




  
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Mar 14, 2009 20:42 |  #10

blam wrote in post #7517361 (external link)
when i had cactus triggers, my 430 would randomly strobe

with my pocketwizards, they had worse range than the cactus triggers. there is no winning with that flash

Tested with new Cactus's, no mis fires with the 430EX


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