hmmmm. I think I have posted a similar topic in the past, but, now i am looking back and forth at 2 shopping carts and am hesitant to pull the trigger....
I love using off cam light. I currently have 2 430's and 1 600rt - and am using the cactus v5 triggers (which gotta say they work great for really cheap triggers. I would like to add at least one more flash to the mix. If i did add another flash, I am down 1 trigger.
note: I have been pushing myself to understand manual flash operation, to the point that now even if i am using flash on camera i am using manual mode.
so my options are - the cheapest path:
Option 1: buy another set of V5's and one of these - http://scottrobertla.com/2014/04/27/strobie-230/
(that would be about $250
Option 2: I have been considering switching to the phottix stratto II's - that plus one of the cheap flashes above would run me around $500
Option 3: But, b&h does have a pretty sweet deal right now on a set of 2 600's with the st-e3 transmitter for $1190...
So i have the ultra cheap just get the job done method, the close to cheap but not overboard method, then the ok that's double what i was gonna spend method.
I do kind of like the idea of the st-e3, even if i keep shooting in manual mode. thinking all those little adjustments that need to be made, being able to do that on the transmitter would be great. But is that convenience enough to call fort he switch? (ok, this isn't a total switch because the 430's could then be used with the v5's).
the last option is the most likely to induce GAS though (lol, if it's that good then i will probably be swapping out the 430's and adding more 600's....lol). hmmmmm
first option is the simplest though....and yeah it's kind of hard to say no to it...and I could add the forth option of going with another set of cactus v5's and make the 4th flash be a 600 (leaving me with 2 600's).. that would cost about as much as option 2....and give me a few more options (I do roll with 2 bodies, so 1 body could be totally off camera, then the other could be 600 on and 600 off, kind of the best of both worlds...)
So, I am just gonna post this, then see what imput I get and make a decision later on today...lol