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Wirelss triggering - a quandary

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  • Wirelss triggering - a quandary

    John

    m4/3: E-P2, EM-5, 100-300, 14-42mm 12-50mm, 45mm, panny 14mm. 4/3: 7-14 + Flashes & tripods & stuff

    "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints".

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    Re: Wirelss triggering - a quandary

    Rent a FL50r from Ian's Renta n Oly to see if it is does what you want.
    This space for rent

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    • #3
      http://www.phottix.co.uk/ - they are pretty new to the UK, imported and distributed by a company in Maidenhead. Mine came through the local branch of London Camera Exchange.

      Ciao ... John

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        • #5
          Re: Wirelss triggering - a quandary

          If you settle for standard non-TTL triggers, getting the exposure correct manually isn't nearly as difficult or time-consuming as you think it might be.... it's not something I do every day, but am still normally within a stop of getting right at first attempt.

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          • #6
            Re: Wirelss triggering - a quandary

            I use a generic set, made primerily for canons,
            [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Channel-Wireless-Flashgun-Speedlight-receivers/dp/B002RD9GNA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332000083&sr =1-1[/ame]
            Cheap as chips and can be fired through brickwork, no need for line of sight. I'm not certain but thinking the FL50r has an optical slave, and would'nt be up to this?
            E500 - E600 - E620 - HLD5 x2 - 17.5-45mm - 14-42mm - 14-45mm - Sigma 30mm f1.4 - 25mm f2.8 - 40-150mmMI (3.5) - Sirius 60-300mm f4-5.6 - Chinon 55mm f1.4 - Chinon 200mm f3.5 - FL50 - FL36 - Raynox DCR2020PRO

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            • #7
              Re: Wirelss triggering - a quandary

              Thanks all. That was very helpful.

              I had a think about it and for the kind of use where I employ off-camera flash I pretty much have it on manual, so I think I'll go for 3rd party wireless.

              I'd looked at Phottix and it got some pretty good reviews. I think I'll pull the trigger on a kit with a couple of receivers (I've got a cheap manual flash as well)

              Thanks again
              John

              m4/3: E-P2, EM-5, 100-300, 14-42mm 12-50mm, 45mm, panny 14mm. 4/3: 7-14 + Flashes & tripods & stuff

              "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints".

              Flickr gallery

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                Re: Wirelss triggering - a quandary

                Well, the units have arrived (2 receivers and controller) and they're great. Thanks for the help all.
                John

                m4/3: E-P2, EM-5, 100-300, 14-42mm 12-50mm, 45mm, panny 14mm. 4/3: 7-14 + Flashes & tripods & stuff

                "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints".

                Flickr gallery

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                  Duncan

                  Lots of toys.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Wirelss triggering - a quandary

                    They look identical to the Phottix Aster, they must be the same bit of kit.
                    John

                    m4/3: E-P2, EM-5, 100-300, 14-42mm 12-50mm, 45mm, panny 14mm. 4/3: 7-14 + Flashes & tripods & stuff

                    "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints".

                    Flickr gallery

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