A&P Alienbee wireless triggers coming soon

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  1. SugarCoatedSour

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    Taken from Strobist:

    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2008/06/coming-soon-new-alienbees-wireless.html

    Mighty affordable :noes:

    Wonder how they'll do against PWs and Radio Poppers
     
  2. TurkeyChicken

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    hopefully i won't need anything like that after I get a D300 or D10 ( :x: )
     
  3. NOR*CAL

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    Looks like they want to beat the RP jr's before they launch.
     
  4. xenon supra

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    I'll likely pick some up.
     
  5. nastyboy132

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    me likey
     
  6. Dwight Schrute

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    Why wouldn't you?
     
  7. Creator

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    They are already back ordered :hs: Im goign to wait for some reviews to come in. My shitty ebay triggers have alerady started acting up, so if these are reliable i might have to switch over
     
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    because it can remotely control SB-600 and SB-800 flashes remotely :dunno:
     
  9. jared_IRL

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    The one drawback of the Nikon CLS system is that it's infared. Which means you need a line of sight for them to work.

    I always keep a set of ebay wireless triggers in my bad for when I need to shoot something where it's impossible for me to set the flash in a line of sight area.

    But for 80% of my shots, the CLS works perfectly....
     
  10. jared_IRL

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    Nick, define 'acting up'?

    Are you using the battery that came with em? If so, go replace them. Those batteries are usually dead on arrival.

    Also, as a reminder, these things have a stupid fast 'sleep' mode. So if you're changing settings in your camera, or moving the model around or whatever, always hit the 'test' button on the camera attached unit once to wake em, then fire away.


    That is kind of annoying, but you get used to it.
     
  11. Dwight Schrute

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    CLS is line of sight only and is limited by angle from the camera. The reason people buy the wireless triggers is so they can trigger the flashes anywhere.
     
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    Ah, I didn't realize it was line of sight :(
     
  13. Creator

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    Battery is fine I think (Although I always forget to turn those fuckers off)

    First order of cactus equipment was 2 receivers and one trigger. I ordered another set and ended up with another receiver and trigger. I think they goofed but who knows it could have been me. I didn't really care because it never hurts to have a backup.

    When I have the newest receiver on my 580EXII and one of the old ones on my 285HV with the old trigger somethign strange happens - I setup then take a picture, flashes go off great. Then the 580EX II which has the newest trigger will start goign nuts and fire multiple times. I end this by turning off the flash.

    Annoying.
     
  14. NOR*CAL

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    lulz that's cause you got the V2s and not the V2 like I told you.
     
  15. mojito

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    waiting for a camera that doesn't exist is a very bad idea, just ask all the 5d2 and 3D homos :mamoru:
     
  16. Creator

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    :squint:

    So many people said so many different things.

    The first two work fine.
     
  17. NOR*CAL

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    I have 3 V2s. 2 work fine, and one gets random fires.

    I was setting up my strobes, when one kept firing... this guys comes to me and says "I'm going to kick your ass if you keep doing that"


    :eek3:

    I even linked you to the damned website stating V2 will work for the 430ex/580ex and etc. but oops oh well.
     

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