Off camera flash on remote trigger

Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grinsPosts: 4,688Registered Users Major grins
edited April 26, 2014 in Accessories
Do you need TTL if you are using a flashgun off camera, inside a softbox, via a remote trigger on the camera to a remote trigger on the flashgun?


Paul.


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  • divamumdivamum Major grins Posts: 9,021Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2014
    There are plenty of manual radio triggers which don't use TTL, and even those which do can usually be used in manual mode.... Because they're radio, they don't care if they're in a softbox or not (and even some fo the IR line-of-sight triggers will work, depending how they're situated and the general ambient lighting conditions).
  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 20,934Super Moderators moderator
    edited March 14, 2014
    divamum wrote: »
    There are plenty of manual radio triggers which don't use TTL, and even those which do can usually be used in manual mode.... Because they're radio, they don't care if they're in a softbox or not (and even some fo the IR line-of-sight triggers will work, depending how they're situated and the general ambient lighting conditions).

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    Most of the time I use simple radio slave sets and manual control. It's easy to mix studio monolights and small speedlights/speedlites that way. A hand-held flash meter makes fairly short work of flash and exposure setup too.

    I recommend radio slave sets with at least 16 channels. That helps to prevent conflicts from other photographers (in an unsecured venue) and from the occasional errant electronic device running on the same frequency.
    ziggy53
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  • Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grins Posts: 4,688Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2014
    Thank you both, much appreciated.

    Paul.


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  • RacinRandyRacinRandy Major grins Posts: 187Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 24, 2014
    ziggy53 wrote: »
    :

    I recommend radio slave sets with at least 16 channels. That helps to prevent conflicts from other photographers (in an unsecured venue) and from the occasional errant electronic device running on the same frequency.

    Any tips on some good low cost ones? I used to use the RD-616's that another photog on here recommended. I lost a couple and broke one so now I'm down to two of them, bummer with four lights. I'd Like to get something similar to those as I obviously have a hard time keeping them lol
    Randy

    EOS Rebel XS Digital/ EOS 7D/ EOS 6D
    50mm f1.8/ Tamron 70-200 f2.8 is/ 24-105 f4L
    Canon speedlights and Alien Bees
  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 20,934Super Moderators moderator
    edited March 24, 2014
    RacinRandy wrote: »
    Any tips on some good low cost ones? I used to use the RD-616's that another photog on here recommended. I lost a couple and broke one so now I'm down to two of them, bummer with four lights. I'd Like to get something similar to those as I obviously have a hard time keeping them lol

    Those are what I also use. They are still very viable if you use manual flash (and "auto" flash units for that matter).

    A very good source for them is Cowboy Studio:

    http://www.cowboystudio.com/product_p/16%20chan%20trigger.htm
    ziggy53
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  • RacinRandyRacinRandy Major grins Posts: 187Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 24, 2014
    ziggy53 wrote: »
    Those are what I also use. They are still very viable if you use manual flash (and "auto" flash units for that matter).

    A very good source for them is Cowboy Studio:

    http://www.cowboystudio.com/product_p/16%20chan%20trigger.htm


    perfect! Thank you.
    Randy

    EOS Rebel XS Digital/ EOS 7D/ EOS 6D
    50mm f1.8/ Tamron 70-200 f2.8 is/ 24-105 f4L
    Canon speedlights and Alien Bees
  • Brett1000Brett1000 Major grins https://www.flickr.com/photos/photoscw/Posts: 816Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 1, 2014
    I use manual Yongnuo wireless triggers RF-602 (superseded now by the RF603 and 622 but they're still good without ETTL capabilities
  • Simo70Simo70 Big grins Posts: 67Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 26, 2014
    Is it possible to use the SB910 as master off camera using a radiotrigger such as the cowboy one mentioned above or the pocket wizard plus X.
  • time2smiletime2smile Major grins Posts: 835Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2014
    Simo70 wrote: »
    Is it possible to use the SB910 as master off camera using a radiotrigger such as the cowboy one mentioned above or the pocket wizard plus X.

    I have done it with a rf-602 or rf-603 cant remember which one.
    I have them in storage now, will play with them again next week
    Let you know....
    Ted....
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