02-24-2012, 02:50 AM #11
So forget about TTL and buy manual. Do some test shots before events, study the lighting condition & so on.
02-24-2012, 02:53 AM #12dPS Forum Member
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+1 on the Cactus triggers but also take a look at the Phottix Stratos. They function like the Cactus, but the flash that is still on the camera (if there is one) can still use ettl.
Edit: Its the Strato II.
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02-24-2012, 03:29 AM #13
02-26-2012, 02:58 AM #14
We just got some Phottix wireless systems that will work with TTL.....real reliable and good up to 450 feet! 4 channel and each channel has separate exposure comp. control.
02-28-2012, 04:15 PM #15
PocketWizard has just introduced their brand new Plus III radio triggers. Not only are they a huge step above the older, but time tested Plus II versions, they're actually about $30 cheaper than the Plus II.
If you can wait for a few more weeks, you might check these out.
Introducing the PocketWizard Plus III Radio Transceiver - Game On!! | Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog
Another option is the Photoflex FlashFire triggers, they're a little less in cost and features.
In the end, though, you get what you pay for. Radio triggers are. Ot cheap, and if you want TTL control, you'll be paying premium dollar for something like th PW Flex TT1 or TT5 systems.Daniel H. Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog
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02-28-2012, 04:47 PM #16
Not that using fill flash in outdoor shoots is a bad thing, (sometime needed) but if you are on a beach/water and have models plus the thousands of $$ in pro-camera gear (from your signature) why would you not want to use reflectors rather than flashes. They will provide better lighting and control than any flash set up. If you must have flashes for the shoot why would you not want to spend the $$ for pocket wizards, unless this is the one and only time you will ever use them.I shoot for me - I shoot for fun.
02-28-2012, 04:59 PM #17why would you not want to use reflectors rather than flashes. They will provide better lighting and control than any flash set up
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02-28-2012, 05:21 PM #18
I agree that reflectors do become sails in the wind, but a flash with almost any modifier wouldn't do much better. With a competent assistant(s) and flashes or reflectors a photographer should be able to get the lighting they need. Without assistants to hold ether one in place they would need a windless day/night or several pounds of counter weight to manage. True a front lite subject would be harder, but not impossible to use a reflector on. Using a reflector would give a closer light balance temp/color all around than a flash (except at night/dark) than flash will be required.I shoot for me - I shoot for fun.
02-28-2012, 05:37 PM #19
02-28-2012, 05:46 PM #20
...and don't get me wrong Brian, we often do use reflectors in our work. When we can, it happens to be my wife's preference over flash. And like I said, I'm the guy that's typically holding the reflector, and aptly named "reflector boy"