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Ross the fiddler
2nd November 2010, 12:51 AM
I have come across this Soldier brand of wireless flash triggering, the TF-374 Wireless Flash Trigger for Olympus apparantly will also wake up a flash in standby, but I would like to know how reliable it would work with an FL50 flash (from an E30 e.g.). Has anyone tried this unit set or know of it?

It is listed here http://cgi.ebay.com/TF-374-Wireless-Flash-Trigger-Olympus-E-30-E-620-E-520-/220663940164?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3360988444

creigb
4th December 2010, 08:56 AM
Did you buy the trigger? Just found this on Flickr.http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157624590598973/

Ross the fiddler
4th December 2010, 09:51 AM
Did you buy the trigger? Just found this on Flickr.http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157624590598973/

No I didn't. Someone in Four Thirds Photo forum did though & didn't prove all that useful for the 4/3s system. http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?p=527935#post527935

Thanks for the link. I'll post it on that forum too. I'll have to read it all to see how much applies to the TF-374 Wireless Flash Trigger for 4/3s.

Thanks

shenstone
4th December 2010, 04:40 PM
A note of caution

None of these "cheap trigger" systems are as far as I can tell true TTL they use the TTL function on some guns for other purposes.

This means you can trigger the guns, but the amount of light depends on other factors such as the settings you have made on the guns etc.

I used a competitor system http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?productid=16766 in a recent underground shoot and it worked fine http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=11786

In these I had the guns on manual as I was trying out new equipment, but I could put the guns on Auto which would mean the level of light was a little more regulated.

My summary multiflash systems work fine, just don't expect too much at that price despite what they say on the webpages, and if you want regulated output check that your flashgun supports it (some cheap ones don't)

regards
Andy