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wireless flash triggers
« on: November 18, 2012, 10:17:10 PM »

I used my trigger and receiver yesterday, these are labelled DRT-2G and came with a studio lighting set bought late last year, I have used these a quite a bit over the past year and hence I changed the batteries in both the transmitter and receiver after the session yesterday. Today they appear bot to be talking to one another, to this end I have spent the best part of a day trying to work this issue out, but essentially have got nowhere. So I think it's time to give up on them and buy so hopefully more reliable and longer lasting ones. Does anyone have any suggestions as to some medium to good triggers compatible with an A100 and a77.

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Re: wireless flash triggers
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 04:03:42 AM »
Others will help, mine are el cheapos out of HK.  They still work but I more often than not use the synch cable on one flash and the others set to "slave". ......john
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Re: wireless flash triggers
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 01:50:52 PM »
What are you trying to trigger? - Terry

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Re: wireless flash triggers
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 03:53:10 PM »
Terry,

Some studios lights in which in some instances can be triggered via cable or the camera wireless, and in others remote flashes that are 3rd party products, i.e. not Sony. However, the wireless triggers in question are not working with either the studio lights or the flashes, and hence I was wondering what the people here would use or recommend.

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Re: wireless flash triggers
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 05:08:07 PM »
Since you have a variety of strobes, I think you will need to be connecting them with PCSync cords.  I've had good luck with these - they fit the Sony/Minolta iISO hot shoe, they have the PC sync socket and they are cheap.  You can use them with most anything.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-Flash-Trigger-3-Receiver-for-SONY-HVL-F42AM-/321025140436?pt=Camera_Flash_Accessories&hash=item4abe96e6d4

The only problem I've had is when using multiple strobes with real fast moving objects (hummingbirds).  They don't sync with each other perfectly and you get multiple ghosts.  You probably will also have problems if you try to use the max sync shutter speed on the camera (though true with most radio triggers).  But using them in the normal studio situation with low ambient light and slower shutter speeds, I think they will do the job.  And if they don't - only $40 (plus the cords).

Terry