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 Post subject: Wireless Flash Triggers
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:20 pm 
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I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before (which probably has :P) but anyway. :)
A week ago I bough a Canon 580EX II and now I want to buy a wireless transmitter and receiver set.
After some searching I decided to go for the Cybersyncs but unfortunately Alienbees do not ship to Europe(Greece). My second choice was the RadioPopper JrX set but neither this is shipped to Europe. The PocketWizards seem to me a bit expensive and for now I wouldn't count them in, I've also read mixed feedbacks about the Cactus V4, so probably it's a no for them :? .
Is there any way to buy a Cybersync or JrX set in Europe? :?
If not what alternative choices are there.

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The Cactus V4 triggers are very good according to the reviews I´ve seen (and someone I know has them and feels no difference with the pocketwizards). Be sure to replace the default batteries though if you need more range.

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I'll second the cactus v4, although I haven't used them I know people that have and are happy with them and the price. However if you need them all day everyday go for something with a little more quality like the pocketwizards

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I'm very happy with my PWs but I think if I had the chance to repick, I'd go for the RadioPoppers JrX (strobist review: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2009/08/ra ... t-and.html).

They're way less expensive and you get remote control over the MANUAL power of the flash (no E-TTL though), which is great. Also, the range and reliability seems to be very good.

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I'm very happy with my PWs but I think if I had the chance to repick, I'd go for the RadioPoppers JrX (strobist review: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2009/08/ra ... t-and.html).

They're way less expensive and you get remote control over the MANUAL power of the flash (no E-TTL though), which is great. Also, the range and reliability seems to be very good.

As I mentioned in the first post, I've considered them, but I cannot find an online shop that sells and ships them to Europe. :(

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theodor i have the triggers just not the cactus brand.. on the german ebay.. www.ebay.de , you can find them from china or elsewhere for around 25-30€. i have them and they're great!

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No doubt you've seen references to the RF-602 Tx/Rx system. Here's the review that convinced me to pick them up from eBay:

http://scubajunkie-mymind.blogspot.com/2009/09/yongnuo-rf-602-review-couple-of-years.html

They come in slightly different flavours depending on what you shoot, including my oft-forgotten Oly gear, so be aware! The sellers I've seen offer free world-wide shipping.

Have fun with the research!

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Thanks, but I've already ordered a Cactus V4 set.

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