Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by aCab, Aug 18, 2008.
I've seen them in your AV, but do you have them?
I made the av with my RPs.
What do you think about them? And what do you trigger your flashes with? Are they worth the money?
And what's this Hella location? Are you talking the german lighting company?
I use a 580ex with a RP attached to trigger 2 other RPs controlling 430ex. I need one more RP for my third 430ex, but haven't really felt a real need for it at the moment.
As far as reliability goes, they work really well. I goofed up and got pissed off one time cause one wasn't working. But it turned out to be user error. I had one of the flashes set to channel 4 instead of 3. Since then everything has been working fine.
They're $15 more than Pocket Wizards. I feel it's worth the extra $15 to retain the ETTL feature in our flashes that we pay quite a bit for.
Hella = Northern California slang for "hell of". Other areas uses it, but we're known for it.
I'm still using cactus triggers and wanted to move to something better. I just hate shooting with a flash on my camera and the thought of buying the RPs plus an ST-e2 just pissed me off. We'll see what happens I guess.
I use a 580ex cause it has more master controls than a ST-e2. Not that I use them all, but it's nice to have .
If I hadn't spent so much money lately, I'd buy Devin's 580exs.
I'm planning on picking them up.
It might be because I'm tired but why do you need to have the flash on camera to trigger your flashes if you have the cactus triggers?
Again, if that's a dumb question, it's cause I just woke up
because in order to use the radio poppers, you either need to have a 580ex (or similar model) on camera to act as the master, or a st-e2 to act as the master. The radio poppers just convert the IR signal into radio for better reliability and range and retain the E-TTL function that you lose using PW's or other radio triggers.
Oooh. I thought they were still talking about the cactus triggers when talking about that
Thanks.. Like I said.. Tired.
Just got my set today. Hoping to try them out on my next shoot.
So far reliability and range are The only thing that bugs me is how flimsy they feel. Also, I don't care for the implementation of the antenna. Oh, and there has to be a better way to get the receiver connected to the flash.
What type of connection do they use? PC?
I just got owned with my Alienbees Cybersyncs and my Vivitar 285HV.
There's no hard connection. It uses the IR off a 580 or ste2, which then is transmitted to the other RP receivers.
It uses the proprietary GT connection.
Yeah, that kinda ruined my day.
Now I gotta get some hotshoe adapters to get this shit running