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Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« on: April 22, 2012, 10:17:40 PM »
Hi,

Anybody have any recommendations? Would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!


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Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« on: April 22, 2012, 10:17:40 PM »

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 11:15:12 PM »
I have no suggestion to offer but I am very interested in the topic.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 11:22:13 PM »
How much distance do you need?

If you're simply looking for a short-range wireless trigger, I am very happy with this RC-1: http://amzn.to/I4GmKe


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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 11:33:44 PM »
Stay away for the Pocketwizard flex system. I found it completely unreliable. I tried the PW shields and thought they were useless. I then had my 580 EXII's modified and saw no real improvements. I was hugely disappointed.
I've also owned the Radiopoppers and found them much more dependable.

However, I am really enjoying using the 600 EX-RT. The system works flawlessly. I also love not having a triggering device velcroed to the unit or some odd contraption holding my flash. Finally, reliability in a streamlined package

If you have the funds they are well worth it.

Yikes, after posting this I realized I misread your question.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 11:37:01 PM by Revil0 »

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 04:09:05 AM »
I am looking for a good ettl wireless trigger system foor my 5d3 too. It appears that not all of them are as reliable as they say they are.
From what I have heard is that the "Pixel E-TTL Trigger Set Knight TR-332 for Canon" does a nice job, and it supports HSS for shutter speeds < 1/200.
I have no hands-on experience with it though....

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 08:57:35 AM »
The thread asks about a wireless trigger for a 5DM3.
The responses are talking about 580s, 600s, ETTL, etc.

Is the OP looking for a trigger for the 5D - as the thread title suggests, or a trigger for off camera flash?


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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 07:30:56 PM »
How much distance do you need?

If you're simply looking for a short-range wireless trigger, I am very happy with this RC-1: http://amzn.to/I4GmKe


thanks msdark

does this activate video as well?

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 07:30:56 PM »

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 07:46:12 PM »
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 10:31:37 PM »
I have Yongnuo RF-602's and the new version is the RF-603 - they  work great up to the sync speed of 1/200.

That  said, if you want an ETTL version, I have heard the Phottix Odins are the ones that are setting the new standard. They can do ETTL and manual mix and of course you can control it all from your camera position. They also support HSS.


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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 10:48:57 PM »

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 12:24:16 AM »
Anybody have any recommendations? Would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

It depends on what it is you want to trigger. If it's 580ex or 580exII then high priced Pocket Wizards are definitely the Gold Standard. If you haven't bought lighting yet the new 600exRT won't require additional kit other than the the hotshoe mounted radio frequency transmitter, the Speedlite ST-E3-RT.

However, if you plan to trigger portable studio lighting, the Paul C Buff CyberSync http://www.paulcbuff.com/cybersync.php has a LOT going for it, including surprisingly low pricing. I use these to trigger 6 Paul C Buff Einstein heads which are a lot less expensive than a new 600ex-RT by the way. Stunning value.

The Paul C Buff CyberSync mentioned by Chewy734is brilliant. But the PCB Cyber Commander you'll see listed is a complex, specialist item not really suited to simple day to day work. I use one for complex, technical multi-light setups. Contrary to the write-ups on CyberCommander, they're really not suited to hotshoe mounting. I use the very compact CyberSync trigger on the hotshoe, and keep the CyberCommander either in a pocket, round my neck on a lanyard or BlueTacked onto the laptop if I'm shooting tethered.
 

But if you want advice specific to your anticipated needs, you'll have to tell us more about the hardware you're planning to work with.

Paul Wright
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 05:22:13 AM »
yes, as said here, there's very different solutions out there, but it depends on what you really need.

I went with 2 600EX's this week to replace 580's and holy mother of god, this is perfect if you're looking for ETTL speedlite triggering. Very happy to ditch pocket wizard.

And it is expensive, but not compared to separate 580EX II's + pw.

If however you're looking for a more simple (manual) trigger, you would be advised to try other solutions. I also use elinchrom and for that I have the skyports, also with one universal trigger so I can combine, say, a quadra with a 600ex on manual.

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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 05:22:13 AM »

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2012, 07:17:33 AM »
I've got a Photixx Odin transceiver and two receivers, for a 430 and 580 ex.  I've tested them on location and they were very reliable, the user interface was very easy to pick up as well and they support HSS, second curtain sync and ETTL.  Quite expensive but not as much as the Pocket Wizards I believe.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2012, 08:02:21 AM »
For just shutter control I picked up a phottix Aion and it's working very well with the 5DIII

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2012, 08:02:21 AM »