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Proper E-TTL wireless triggers for 60 quid?


User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 12:51PM
Has anyone got any experience of these .

If they do as they say then they are a total bargain? - Or am I missing something when comparing them to OEM, Pocket Wizards etc?

I use the cheaper non-E-TTL triggers from the same brand and they are fab.

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puertouk 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 3:06PM
They have only a 1/250 sync speed, whereas some others have up to 1/8,000 sec. If that matters to you of course.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Feb 2013 3:17PM



Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Feb 2013 3:26PM

Quote:They have only a 1/250 sync speed, whereas some others have up to 1/8,000 sec. If that matters to you of course


1/250 sec would be more than enough for most things I would have thought.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 3:38PM
It would be okay for most of my stuff, I imagine though that people shooting things like skateboarding would need much faster, so good to know.

Really tempted now!
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 3:50PM
I think PielKingdo something at at similar price with a higher Sync speed. I think they are sold by Highland photography through Amazon
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Feb 2013 3:51PM

Quote: I imagine though that people shooting things like skateboarding would need much faster


Just get a compact with a decent leaf shutter and a hot shoe, you can then sync the flash at all shutter speeds, but I`ve never seen wireless triggers that allow high sync speeds.
Britman 8 1.7k England
12 Feb 2013 12:35PM
I have the YN622C, and they just work. You can get 1/8000 sync in HSS mode. You have full manual control as well as ETTL.




psiman 11 551 Wales
12 Feb 2013 2:58PM
I've got a pair as well twinned with a Yongnuo Speedlite YN565EX and for the money they appear to very well made and do exactly what they say on the tin.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
12 Feb 2013 7:33PM

Quote:I have the YN622C, and they just work. You can get 1/8000 sync in HSS mode


Fine if you can get by with the reduced output Smile
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 8:17PM

Quote:I have the YN622C, and they just work. You can get 1/8000 sync in HSS mode

Fine if you can get by with the reduced output Smile



Given the saving between these and PW's, and the top Yongnuo ttl speedlite equivalent to the 430/580,
you could afford to have 2 or 3 of these firing from the same spot Paul -
certainly makes creative ttl strobism on a budget more appealing Smile
Britman 8 1.7k England
12 Feb 2013 8:24PM
I've just done a review of the YN568EX for lighting rumours. Excellent speedlight for the price.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
12 Feb 2013 8:41PM
the only reason I'd go ETTL on triggers is for HSS - shutter speeds of 1/4000th etc. allow you to shoot wide apertures in bright conditions

I'd probably still shoot manual flash power with ETTL triggers so I have control.

a trainer friend of mine does just that - has the latest pocket wizards and nikon kit, uses Manual power and shoots at silly fast speeds.
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 8:44PM
I'm assuming that if you are using manual mode, you can make all speedlite power adjustments from camera with the YN622C's?
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
12 Feb 2013 8:48PM
that'd be cool too

looks like the Yongnuo flashes don't support ETTL so hey ho

not blowing 350 on Canon 580's only to see them smash on the pavement - yet again Wink

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