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Dec 10, 2009 17:48 |  #1

I've got 2 Alien Bees right now and a Canon 430EX.

Right now im triggering my 430EX via those ebay cheap radio triggers thus triggering the ABs optically.

However I would like to trigger the ABs via radio also.

Can I buy one set of hotshoe receivers and a different set of strobes sync receivers and have my camera trigger the Hotshoe ones while the other radio transmitter is set in one of those hotshoes receivers to trigger the ABs at the same time??

I know it sounds confusing.. hahaa

Thanks in advance.


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Dec 10, 2009 17:58 |  #2

??? a bit confused.


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Dec 10, 2009 18:21 |  #3

Shamir wrote in post #9173345 (external link)
I've got 2 Alien Bees right now and a Canon 430EX.

Right now im triggering my 430EX via those ebay cheap radio triggers thus triggering the ABs optically.

However I would like to trigger the ABs via radio also.

Can I buy one set of hotshoe receivers and a different set of strobes sync receivers and have my camera trigger the Hotshoe ones while the other radio transmitter is set in one of those hotshoes receivers to trigger the ABs at the same time??

I know it sounds confusing.. hahaa

Thanks in advance.

Just get more of the RF receiver units you have and trigger the AB strobes with those. There's no reason you need to get a different set of RF remotes unless you don't like the current set you have and don't want to sink any more money into that system.


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Dec 10, 2009 20:14 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #4

I`m confused why you need a remote for each light unit ?

If you put a radio trigger on one AB, then the other(s) will fire optically ;)

I have 4 AB`s and 3 PWII`s. I use one PW on the camera and one on an AB unit to control the rest.

What are you trying to accomplish ?


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Dec 10, 2009 20:32 |  #5

drdiesel1 wrote in post #9174046 (external link)
I`m confused why you need a remote for each light unit ?

If you put a radio trigger on one AB, then the other(s) will fire optically ;)

I have 4 AB`s and 3 PWII`s. I use one PW on the camera and one on an AB unit to control the rest.

What are you trying to accomplish ?

So, what's the 3rd PW Plus II for? Back up? :D


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Dec 10, 2009 20:39 |  #6

Letting the ABs trip optically is all great.....until Grandma shows up with her P&S and starts blasting away too....


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Dec 10, 2009 20:42 |  #7

PacAce wrote in post #9174144 (external link)
So, what's the 3rd PW Plus II for? Back up? :D


;) I use it when using my 580EXII and SB-900 :cool:


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Dec 10, 2009 20:43 |  #8

Titus213 wrote in post #9174187 (external link)
Letting the ABs trip optically is all great.....until Grandma shows up with her P&S and starts blasting away too....


:lol: Good point ;)


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Dec 10, 2009 20:50 |  #9

Titus213 wrote in post #9174187 (external link)
Letting the ABs trip optically is all great.....until Grandma shows up with her P&S and starts blasting away too....

That's precisely why I have one receiver for each flash unit plus a spare and two transmitters (one for spare) in my radio trigger kit (all Elinchrom universal Skyports). I got sick and tired of doing on-location work (parties, etc.) and having every point-n-shoot triggering my lights.


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Dec 10, 2009 21:17 |  #10

+1 - the only way to do it safely out in the public.


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Dec 10, 2009 21:33 |  #11

Titus213 wrote in post #9174422 (external link)
+1 - the only way to do it safely out in the public.


As someone that has not used slave other than in my own home, that`s a very good point to remember :cool:


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Dec 10, 2009 21:48 |  #12

Shamir wrote in post #9173345 (external link)
I've got 2 Alien Bees right now and a Canon 430EX.

Right now im triggering my 430EX via those ebay cheap radio triggers thus triggering the ABs optically.

However I would like to trigger the ABs via radio also.

Can I buy one set of hotshoe receivers and a different set of strobes sync receivers and have my camera trigger the Hotshoe ones while the other radio transmitter is set in one of those hotshoes receivers to trigger the ABs at the same time??

I know it sounds confusing.. hahaa

Thanks in advance.



What I'm saying is, how would I sync my 430EX with the ABs via Radio if the AB uses a sync port and the 430ex uses a hotshoe.. as far as I know, those ebay triggers arent compatible with other type of receivers..


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Dec 11, 2009 04:59 |  #13

Shamir wrote in post #9174597 (external link)
What I'm saying is, how would I sync my 430EX with the ABs via Radio if the AB uses a sync port and the 430ex uses a hotshoe.. as far as I know, those ebay triggers arent compatible with other type of receivers..

All you need is the proper connection cable to go between the receiver and whatever flash you want to use (assuming the flash is capable of being remotely triggered, of course). The AlienBees require a male mini-phone plug (1/8") while you would need a cable that terminates with a hotshoe for the 430EX. You would use identical radio receivers for all, and all of the cables would need to have the proper plug for the radio receivers on the end opposite the connector for the flash units.


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Dec 11, 2009 05:42 |  #14

Shamir wrote in post #9174597 (external link)
What I'm saying is, how would I sync my 430EX with the ABs via Radio if the AB uses a sync port and the 430ex uses a hotshoe.. as far as I know, those ebay triggers arent compatible with other type of receivers..


Get a hot shoe adapter and use it with the radio trigger. All you need is a PC cord from the radio trigger to the hot shoe the flash is mounted on.

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