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Old Jun 9, 2010, 9:24 PM   #1
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I've read about different remote triggers for firing off camera flash.
one I remember as being cheap but works well is the Cactus.
I did a search on ebay but, couldn't come up with anything.
can somebody give me a heads up as to what and where to purchase?
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 9:28 PM   #2
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I've read about different remote triggers for firing off camera flash.
one I remember as being cheap but works well is the Cactus.
I did a search on ebay but, couldn't come up with anything.
can somebody give me a heads up as to what and where to purchase?
Thanks,
Yupperzzzzzzzz... Here's where I got mine http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/home.php
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 10:54 PM   #3
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GW.....before I answer....you're shooting the K-7, right?

Paul

Since I was able to find the link easily, I'll explain. I purchased the trigger below with four receivers for a little under a hundred bucks. After some initial problems, this one has been very reliable on the K-7, but not on the K-20. I haven't tried it on the K-10.

http://cgi.ebay.com/RF602-Wireless-R...item3357ec7bdd

I use the AF5640FGZ as my key light and two cheap (very cheap) Bower flashes as slaves. This worked without flaw through a 4.5 hour shoot Sunday, although I eventually went to an optical trigger on the Bowers because wind forced me to put up my umbrellas.

BTW....the little Bowers are GREAT slave flashes at less than $ 40 on eek bay.

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Old Jun 9, 2010, 11:02 PM   #4
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BTW.....I know nothing about the Cactus triggers, but the first triggers I bought now enhance my garbage can.

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Old Jun 10, 2010, 5:25 AM   #5
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Just got a bunch of cactus V4 triggers, (2 senders, 3 receivers) from gadgetinfinity.
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One of the receivers doesn't work , have contacted gadgetinfinity and had a reply to try some stuff (standard helpdesk stuff) , so still not working have mailed them again (just) and am waiting for their response.
The big difference (exept how they look and the 4 channel versus 2 channel) between the V2s an V4 triggers is that I can get the sync speed now up to 1/180sec while the V2s's would only light the frame at 1/125sec.

The V4's are also better usable for high voltage flashes, although I never experienced problems with the V2s's.


++++EDIT++++

Just received a mail from Gadgetinfinity to send the receiver back to them, and they will replace it.

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(1) We accept return of defective or unsatisfactory item(s) within 30 days of purchase;
(2) Upon receiving the returned item, we would either send you a replacement or refund the item price to you;
(3) The cost for returning the item(s) shall be borne by you. We will only be responsible for the shipping cost of the replacement.

You can send back for a replacement. For the Cactus products the above policy is valid for up to 1 year.
So - no problem (only have to send it back)
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i've been using the yongnuo CTR-301P transmitter/receivers - i got these because from what i read online they were much more reliable than the cactus ones and sure enough never given me any problems at all - no missfires at all so far - they also look professional and well made

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wireless-Flash-T...item414eef6814
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Thank you guys,
I'm going to check out these links and then I'll most likely be back to ask a bunch of questions
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OK, now my questions are, Is gadget Infinity located in the US. or or overseas?
Has anyone here in the US, ever ordered anything from China, and are there any hidden charges, like customs fees or taxes?


BTW Ronny, from what I read, the V2 & V4 are 4 and 16 channels.
Too bad they aren't compatible with each other.
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OK, now my questions are, Is gadget Infinity located in the US. or or overseas?
Has anyone here in the US, ever ordered anything from China, and are there any hidden charges, like customs fees or taxes?


BTW Ronny, from what I read, the V2 & V4 are 4 and 16 channels.
Too bad they aren't compatible with each other.
Thanks guys,
I believe they're in China, GW. No hidden fees, charges, taxes. WYSIWYG. I've ordered quite a few things from them. No problems.
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OK, now my questions are, Is gadget Infinity located in the US. or or overseas?
Has anyone here in the US, ever ordered anything from China, and are there any hidden charges, like customs fees or taxes?
GW, I've bought a number of items out of China through e-bay.....no hidden customs fees, etc.

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