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Jeffielove
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Mar 29, 2010 11:24 |  #1

So here is my situation:

I ordered some stuff from amazon an it all (except for the $200 lens) came broken or something crappy. I had ordered a bower flash that also came with a ring light for macro shots. I had also ordered a trigger for the flash that came covered in saw dust looking stuff. Needless to say... The trigger is being returned and I am giving the store that the flash came from another chance and if the next one comes broken then I will be returning it. Again.

So, what I am asking basically is for a recommendation for a good remote trigger for a flash and a flash that isn't too expensive. I had originally spent about $200 for the trigger and flash I had ordered. I am willing to go a bit higher, but not too much. I am a single mom living on a student budget.

Any help with all this would be very much appreciated :)


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Mar 29, 2010 11:46 |  #2

Cheap trigger - RF-602.

A quick look round this section of the forum will reveal a lot of threads on this trigger.


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Mar 29, 2010 12:14 |  #3

I think what you want is the Yongnuo RF-602 trigger and 460-II trigger. I have both those items and wrote a little about them in my blog at http://lightdescriptio​n.blogspot.com/search/​label/Yongnuo (external link)

Please note that simple external flash setups like this are entirely manually controlled.


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Mar 29, 2010 16:41 |  #4

Any decent flashes in my price range?


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Mar 29, 2010 17:00 |  #5

I have the yongnuo YN-465 flash which has TTL control, and with the triggers mentioned above can be used off camera. In the UK this flash is about £55, don't know how much this is in the USA, but for comparison, the 430 EX II retails for about £200 here.

It is my first flash, and so far I am liking it. No idea how it compares to other flashes though.


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Mar 30, 2010 19:24 |  #6

does anyone know if the PW Flex TT5 would work with these and give full ETTL control?


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Mar 30, 2010 22:08 |  #7

Yongnuo RF-602 trigger and 460-II flash. Cheap, and reasonably decent performance wise. I used the Youngnuo CTR-301P triggers, and the 602's are better yet. Good luck.


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Mar 31, 2010 00:27 |  #8

I recently got the YN RF-602's, 1 trigger 2 recievers, for $50 new. Also, I just added a YN 465 speedlite as a second flash, $72 new.

The triggers are fantastic, and the 465 so far is performing as well as my 430 EX.

Both items are actually very high quality for the price.

This may be your ticket.

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