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lawbert
lawbert  71713 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 3:59 PM

I seek guidance from the wiseSmile

I have been using my 7d to fire my 580 and 430 speedlites off camera but since getting a couple of softboxes the sensor on the flashes is obscured so Im getting inconsistent firing.

Ive heard about wireless flash triggers and Im hoping someone can point me in the right direction for some cheap ones will will ideally sync at 1/250 the same as the 7d

They dont need to be brilliant as they will only get minimal use.

Thanks in advance for any help

Paul

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User_Removed
3 Feb 2013 - 4:09 PM

I use the iShoot triggers and receivers.

From memory, one control unit and three slaves cost about 15 direct from China on eBay.

They work a treat (although I haven't tried them at distances greater than about 5 metres).

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stevew10000
stevew10000 e2 Member 258 forum postsstevew10000 vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 - 4:09 PM

you should be able to use the 7d to trigger the flashes, if you set them to slave.

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JulianRRouse
3 Feb 2013 - 4:11 PM

I have a series of PT-04 wireless triggers from BV electronics - Via amazon - flash triggers and the hot shoe add in - cheap - cheerful and they work well - at least on my Nikons

Good service from BV as well
julian

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AlexandraSD
3 Feb 2013 - 4:16 PM

Not long ordered these pt-04 trigs from amazon, BV products are alright, i have some rt-16 trigs which i use on my studio lights, as long as batteries are charged fully they work a treat and rarely miss a beat.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315199 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 4:37 PM

Amazon or Ebay Paul

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andymcdonald
3 Feb 2013 - 4:47 PM

I have Yongnuo RF-603 triggers from eBay. They can also be used as a wireless remote for you camera (make sure you pick the correct variant so you get the correct remote trigger cable)

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MrGoatsmilk
3 Feb 2013 - 5:04 PM

I got these from Focus at the NEC last year, been brilliant and have never missed a beat.


Stu

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lawbert
lawbert  71713 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 5:49 PM

Thanks all for your help,
I ordered pt-04 triggers from amazon

A further question if I may as Im having a proper numpty momentSad

Im not getting a sync speed from the units...Ive trawled through the settings in the 7d and on the flashes to no avail !!..
I remember I had the same when I used an off camera flash lead but its eluding me!!...Numpty like I said

All help welcomed with open armsSmileSmile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315199 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 5:56 PM

Which ones did you get Paul

lawbert
lawbert  71713 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 5:58 PM

I got the PT-04GY Paul

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315199 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 6:03 PM

They should sync up to 1/250 sec.

lawbert
lawbert  71713 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 6:12 PM

Thats what I thought Paul and no doubt they will

Its just user error on my part...I have tried all sorts...setting flashes to high speed (both are set to manual)...variable settings on the 7d setting it to auto sync speed, 1/250 fixed etc

The shutter speed is still controlled by what the camera meters for with given light!!

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315199 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 6:22 PM

Probably best to set the camera to manual mode and use a shutter speed of 1/250 or less.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315199 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 6:25 PM

Chris started a thread hear about ettl if you want to use programmed flash.

http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/proper-e-ttl-wireless-triggers-for-60-qui...

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