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New Wireless Shutter Release / Flash Trigger System RF-602

 
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Nov 18, 2010 16:58 |  #1351

also, these vs. cybersyncs, do you think its worth the extra cash


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Nov 25, 2010 05:55 |  #1352

plawa wrote in post #11239314 (external link)
Now here's a question: if I get one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com …ories&hash=item​335becacc4 (external link)

will it allow me to keep the primary flash on-camera and still trigger other flashes via radio? Of course, you would still have to connet the transmitter to the adaptor with a PC cable but I'm not sure whether the trigger signal goes both ways let alone if TTL would still work on the primary flash.

So I got the adaptor (Yongnuo FA-695) yesterday and it's not exactly what I hoped for:

- the adaptor trasfers e-ttl without any issues, that's ok
- however when you have an E-TTL flash on camera (on the adaptor) and a rf-602 transmitter connected to it via a pc-pc cable, it continuously triggers at every half-press of the shutter release. I'm assuming the circuit connected to the PC port closes everytime there is ttl traffic on the wire... i.e. useless.
- the only way i got it to work was to connect a manual flash into the adaptor which then correctly triggers the transmitter which then remotely fires the ttl flash sitting on a receiver (in manual mode of course)

So it does let you use a on-camera flash in combination with remote flashes, just not on E-TTL. Hope this helps someone.


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Dec 10, 2010 13:24 |  #1353

quick question pls, will rf 602's compatible with sekonic (L358 ) radio signal(?)?

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ans: 90% not: (from amazon's product description)
Optional Plug-in Radio Transmitter Module: Electronic flash units and/or cameras can be triggered wirelessly from either the L-608, L-608CINE or L-358 meter`s optional plug-in, multi-channel digital radio transmitter. No more tripping over synch cords, or fumbling with PC connectors. Compatible with all PocketWizard Digital Radio Receivers, these meters can simultaneously trigger and measure your electronic flash units up to 100 feet away. You can also select through the meter`s software, "Quad Triggering mode" which provides you with up to four zones of lighting control remotely. Now you can individually measure several flash units wirelessly with the touch of the meter`s measuring button, without walking over to each light and turning them on or off. You can even trigger motor driven cameras from the meter. Part of the Digital Wireless Freedom system, the L-608, L-608CINE and L-358 are wireless exposure meters and exposure makers. PocketWizard Digital Radio Receivers (sold separately) must be connected to flash unit.


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Mar 08, 2011 14:18 |  #1354

Will this PC sync cord with with the RF602 reciever?

I am a bit nervous clamping the RF02 plastic shoe into the adaptor clamp screw because I think it will eventually crack and allow the flash to drop. I'd rather have the metal foot of the flash clamped into the adaptor clamp and use a pc to pc cord.

http://www.flashzebra.​com/products/0104/inde​x.shtml (external link)

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Mar 08, 2011 16:32 |  #1355

Even though its plastic, it seems it will take a good amount of force to actually break. I had my speedlite/trigger mounted to a stand with umbrella, which eventually tipped from the wind. All of the force from the fall was on that little plastic shoe, but nothing broke. Unless you plan on beating the hell out of these triggers, I think you should be fine.

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Will this PC sync cord with with the RF602 reciever?

I am a bit nervous clamping the RF02 plastic shoe into the adaptor clamp screw because I think it will eventually crack and allow the flash to drop. I'd rather have the metal foot of the flash clamped into the adaptor clamp and use a pc to pc cord.

http://www.flashzebra.​com/products/0104/inde​x.shtml (external link)

Thanks...Al


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Mar 09, 2011 11:07 |  #1356

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I found out that that cord won't work with these triggers, but FZ does sell a similar one for the 602s.

Question: I read that the receiver wake up the flash only if it's mounted on the receiver's hotshoe, but won't wake it up if using the PC sync cord. Can anyone verify this from their testing?

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Even though its plastic, it seems it will take a good amount of force to actually break. I had my speedlite/trigger mounted to a stand with umbrella, which eventually tipped from the wind. All of the force from the fall was on that little plastic shoe, but nothing broke. Unless you plan on beating the hell out of these triggers, I think you should be fine.


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Mar 09, 2011 11:41 |  #1357

Methodical wrote in post #11987787 (external link)
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I found out that that cord won't work with these triggers, but FZ does sell a similar one for the 602s.

Question: I read that the receiver wake up the flash only if it's mounted on the receiver's hotshoe, but won't wake it up if using the PC sync cord. Can anyone verify this from their testing?

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yes that is correct.
There's an extra pin on the hotshoe taht relays that message to the flash. If you connect it through the PC sync cable, it will not wake it up.


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Mar 10, 2011 11:44 |  #1358

Thanks. I will have to forgo the PC cord then. I think I will screw the 602 receiver to the flash bracket for added security, well peace of mind on my part.

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='[Hyuni];11987969']ye​s that is correct.
There's an extra pin on the hotshoe taht relays that message to the flash. If you connect it through the PC sync cable, it will not wake it up.


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Jun 14, 2011 23:17 |  #1359

still dont understand how to switch channels on the triggers..I see multiple channels but I dont know how to switch them so I can use it as a remote shutter release and fire off flashes



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Jun 15, 2011 03:00 |  #1360

What you see on the units are the actual switches. They are very tiny so I normally use something like a toothpick to switch them. All you have to do is put two sets on different channels (it will require two sets of triggers), one for firing the flash and one as a trigger.




  
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Jun 15, 2011 12:57 |  #1361

wisv1k wrote in post #12596355 (external link)
What you see on the units are the actual switches. They are very tiny so I normally use something like a toothpick to switch them. All you have to do is put two sets on different channels (it will require two sets of triggers), one for firing the flash and one as a trigger.

lol never knew they were actually switches that makes alot of sense. Thank you



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Jun 20, 2011 11:31 |  #1362

guyzer09 wrote in post #12598391 (external link)
lol never knew they were actually switches that makes alot of sense. Thank you

You have to remove the yellow/orange plastic film covering the switches. Make sure that the reciever & the transmitter are on the same channel.

I just left them in the default position. That is called "fire always" position. Since I am the only one in my studio, and don't see an interference issue...


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