A&P RadioPoppers - anyone have them?

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  1. aCab

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    anybody, anybody?
     
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    I've seen them in your AV, but do you have them?
     
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    I made the av with my RPs.
     
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    What do you think about them? And what do you trigger your flashes with? Are they worth the money?
     
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    And what's this Hella location? Are you talking the german lighting company?
     
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    I use a 580ex with a RP attached to trigger 2 other RPs controlling 430ex. I need one more RP for my third 430ex, but haven't really felt a real need for it at the moment.

    As far as reliability goes, they work really well. I goofed up and got pissed off one time cause one wasn't working. But it turned out to be user error. I had one of the flashes set to channel 4 instead of 3. Since then everything has been working fine.

    They're $15 more than Pocket Wizards. I feel it's worth the extra $15 to retain the ETTL feature in our flashes that we pay quite a bit for.


    Hella = Northern California slang for "hell of". Other areas uses it, but we're known for it.
     
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    I'm still using cactus triggers and wanted to move to something better. I just hate shooting with a flash on my camera and the thought of buying the RPs plus an ST-e2 just pissed me off. We'll see what happens I guess.
     
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    I use a 580ex cause it has more master controls than a ST-e2. Not that I use them all, but it's nice to have :o.

    If I hadn't spent so much money lately, I'd buy Devin's 580exs.
     
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    I'm planning on picking them up. :bigthumb:
     
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    It might be because I'm tired but why do you need to have the flash on camera to trigger your flashes if you have the cactus triggers? :confused:


    Again, if that's a dumb question, it's cause I just woke up :doh:
     
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    because in order to use the radio poppers, you either need to have a 580ex (or similar model) on camera to act as the master, or a st-e2 to act as the master. The radio poppers just convert the IR signal into radio for better reliability and range and retain the E-TTL function that you lose using PW's or other radio triggers.
     
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    kristin my dog > *

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    Oooh. I thought they were still talking about the cactus triggers when talking about that :rofl:

    Thanks.. Like I said.. Tired. :rofl:
     
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    Just got my set today. Hoping to try them out on my next shoot.

    So far reliability and range are :bowdown: The only thing that bugs me is how flimsy they feel. Also, I don't care for the implementation of the antenna. Oh, and there has to be a better way to get the receiver connected to the flash.
     
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    What type of connection do they use? PC?

    I just got owned with my Alienbees Cybersyncs and my Vivitar 285HV. :o
     
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    There's no hard connection. It uses the IR off a 580 or ste2, which then is transmitted to the other RP receivers.
     
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    It uses the proprietary GT connection. :mamoru:
     
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    Yeah, that kinda ruined my day. :rofl:

    Now I gotta get some hotshoe adapters to get this shit running :wtc:
     

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