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I seek guidance from the wise
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
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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).
you should be able to use the 7d to trigger the flashes, if you set them to slave.
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
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.
Amazon or Ebay Paul
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)
I got these from Focus at the NEC last year, been brilliant and have never missed a beat.
Thanks all for your help,
I ordered pt-04 triggers from amazon
A further question if I may as Im having a proper numpty moment
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 arms
Which ones did you get Paul
I got the PT-04GY Paul
They should sync up to 1/250 sec.
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!!
Probably best to set the camera to manual mode and use a shutter speed of 1/250 or less.
Chris started a thread hear about ettl if you want to use programmed flash.
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