Get 50% Off Affinity Photo Today!

Remote trigger advice

pearly 14 23
19 Oct 2006 6:48PM
I've recently joined a photography group and been to a studio lighting session. I noticed there were people using a remote trigger instead of a sync cable. Can anyone recommend a remote trigger and possible vendors for a Canon 350d? thanks
lloydee 16 247
19 Oct 2006 7:19PM
thanks to Paul Ward (parkmyferret) I recommend the Pulsar Radio Trigger.

can be found under "Lighting" then "Bowen" at Warehouse Express

RF Triggering System
Pulsar Radio Trigger
Single Unit 129

Hope this helps - me and my Bro (azzabc) have just purchased one of theres aswell . .

sk8mk 14 223 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 9:00PM
Another good website for radio triggers is sudio flash
peter_davey 14 1.4k England
19 Oct 2006 9:41PM
I was warned off the bowens triggers - I've just picked up the Bowens travel pak 500w 2 head kit.

But I bought the Quantun FreeXwire set, same sort of price, twice the capability and 1000 m range, plus will trip cameras as well on 7 chanels and 4 zones.

Nice kit - really.

Pocket Wizards are also cool, but no one can get sync leads so avoid, is what i was told. - Robert White photogrphy Bournemouth - good dealer, good advice.

stevekhart 14 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 9:44PM
I picked up a Japanese cheapie from an SWPP event some time ago - usually it works fine but every now and then it suddenly starts tripping on its own accord. I ought to replace it really...
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
20 Oct 2006 1:52AM
Hi Matthew, looks like I was beaten to it on the studio flash link. There`s are great I swear by them, great price as well. Also you can pick up an extra triger as well if needed, very handy if shooting out doors were normal slaves will not work.

peter shilton 16 1.1k England
20 Oct 2006 9:40AM
Just browsing on here and have ended up at Studio flash buying a trigger and two receivers.

Note to self.

Do not go on EPZ with credit card in pocket.
Snapper_T 16 867 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 5:21PM
I'm currently using an infra-red trigger from 7day shop. Only 17 IIRC and no probs. Will aim to get a radio trigger though, but want to find adapters to trigger a flash gun as well.

Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
20 Oct 2006 10:35PM

Quote:but want to find adapters to trigger a flash gun as well

No problem at all, very easy to convert a flash lead cable. Just find the right connector to put on one end.

Snapper_T 16 867 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2006 10:32AM

Quote:No problem at all, very easy to convert a flash lead cable. Just find the right connector to put on one end.

Cheers, Will have to have a hunt around then.
ruralscotland 16 1.3k
21 Oct 2006 10:52AM
Canon st-e2?
pearly 14 23
22 Oct 2006 4:09PM
wow thanks alot for the great advice really helpful
nikon5700ite 16 1.8k
27 Oct 2006 6:13PM
I think you will find what you want from []this dealer[/link]. I have and am happy to deal with him. I noticed a wireless remote system advertised by him. He quotes in Sterling. Postage seems heavy but contributes to lower item price.
rod45 17 34 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2006 4:59PM
I purchased a radio trigger device off ebay, from a hongkong firm called link delights, there is a small unit that fits on the hot shoe on your camera and a reciever on the flash, I normally use 2 flash units so I ordered a extra reciever the whole lot cost me about 20 inc post,and it works fine. Rod45
scottishphototours 16 2.6k 2
7 Nov 2006 3:19PM

How did you go about ordering from Link Delights then ? - did you order via paypal off ebay or did you order direct ?

I've never used ebay or paypal and trust neither, so would prefer to use a credit card but have been unable to do so with his site.

Any info appreciated...


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.