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Post Options Post Options   Quote youpii Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2011 at 15:37
I first bought a Yongnuo RF-603 (Nikon version + FS-1100) but it wouldn't trigger with my A900.

Then, I got some Aputure Trigmaster Plus 2.4GHz. Works fine with A900. But the Sony version has a Sony/Minolta iISO hotshoe only on the camera side.
Flash side is ISO for all versions (I had to use a FS-1200 adapter to use my HVL-F58AM) and all versions can trigger each other. I had a Sony version on my A900 and Canon/Nikon versions on the YongNuo Flashes.

The Sony version also comes with a Sony remote cable so a Trigmaster can trigger both the camera and the flashes.
Diagram on Aputure website

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The big downside compared to the Yongnuo RF-603 is that it's much more expensive.
 



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Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

So, let's see... You're firing an HSS enabled flash with a dedicated cable. Its flash burst begins before the shutter starts to open, triggering an optical slave that in turn triggers a radio transmitter that in turn triggers the radio receiver to fire a big studio flash. Assuming that the shutter has not yet opened by this time, the big flash still has to have a long enough duration to last through the whole curtain transit. What is that duration? And is it easy for a typical monolight to fire for that long? What happens in your specific case when you exceed 1/5000 second?



Just curious... how reliable are the optic slaves?
I recently bought the iShoot PO-04B and find that it will not work with my HVL-F42s no what I do. But tested on the HVL-F58, it works but it's not reliable.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Photosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2011 at 07:25
Anything Quantum Radio Slave 1, 2, 4, 4i. They work great and can be had used for around $70 per transmitter/receiver set.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GLFinch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2011 at 19:18
Linkdelight/Blazzeo triggers work fine. I haven't pushed to see how far away I can get and still trigger. I own about 10 of these with one failure.

http://www.linkdelight.com/T1D-Blazzeo-4-Channel-Wireless-Slave-Studio-Flash-Trigger-for-Sony.html

$24 US for a transmitter & trigger. Shipping is usually pretty quick,customer service is about typical for a company like this out of China. (Not great but not terrible)
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Proof of concept, 1/8000s



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Post Options Post Options   Quote RDoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2011 at 12:52
Originally posted by tot31 tot31 wrote:

Proof of concept, 1/8000s





Hmm, nice! Curious does it work with TTL?
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Indeed nice, but gosh that's a teeny tiny amount of light @ 1/8000 and ISO1600.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tot31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2011 at 14:16
Rdoe, no TTL. All fully manual.
Fuzzphoto, it's a proof of concept HSS using wireless. It'll be great to use HSS wireless in a bright sunny day for an outdoor shoot.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TA Photographic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2011 at 08:25
[QUOTE=tot31] Proof of concept, 1/8000s



OK, this begs the question: How did you pull this off, especially with PW2s, that don't natively support HSS on _any_ platform? Are you doing some sort of RadioPopper "unintelligently intercept the HSS signals and use them to modulate Pocket Wizard RF transmission" trick?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote derettahs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2011 at 08:51
yes, seriously. how was this done?
I cant get my PW plus II to get HSS .
share how to please?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yamaha83 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2011 at 19:31
Originally posted by derettahs derettahs wrote:

yes, seriously. how was this done?
I cant get my PW plus II to get HSS .
share how to please?


you have me interested as well....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tot31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2011 at 15:55
Another proof of concept, this time using a cheap china made trigger PT-04S1. I'm using the method that sibersitizen has posted for both PW+2 and PT-04S1.



PT-04S1


ebay link for the PT-04S1 http://www.ebay.com/itm/DSLRKIT-Sony-Flashes-Trigger-PT-04S1-w-Umbrella-Holder-/330430247835
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yamaha83 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2011 at 15:59
im wondering what some practical aplications of this might be? it does not seem like the flash is producing enough light to be used outside or any usable distance from a miving subject.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2011 at 16:09
Originally posted by tot31 tot31 wrote:

I'm using the method that sibersitizen has posted for both PW+2 and PT-04S1.

Just to clarify, Jlav posted the idea and illustration on page two of the thread. I only quoted him to further explain what he did.
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