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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2012, 08:29:04 AM »
My recommendation is the:

Giga T Pro II 2.4GHz Wireless Timer Remote for Canon Cameras

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/852088-REG

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2012, 08:29:04 AM »

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2012, 10:10:06 AM »
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.

OP, I am still not sure if you are looking for a remote shutter release or remote flash triggers. In either case, if you don't want ETTL, I still stand by the Yongnuo's 602's or 603's and set to a different channel than the flash remote they can double as a shutter release too - very handy and you can get a trigger and three or four receivers for under $100. The 603's are tranceivers so they are both Rx/Tx.

If you want a cheap, reliable intervelometer, you can check out a Yongnuo MC-36R - it is a wireless shutter release and intervelometer.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2012, 03:27:50 AM »
YouTube has tons of video's of people testing various triggers and i found those very informative. Just look it up.
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2012, 08:46:35 AM »
I wrote a blog post discussing this:

http://www.bellissimaphoto.co.uk/photographers/pocket-wizard-versus-phottix-odin-versus-radio-popper-flash-triggering.html

I list all sorts of advanatges and disadvantages of PW Mini/Flex versus Phottix Odin versus Radio Poppers.

I am today buying the Phottix Odin triggers and selling my Pocket Wizards...

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2012, 10:36:29 AM »
I just received three 600EX-RTs last night from Amazon, and I love them already.  So easy to setup.  I've had two 430EXIIs and a PocketWizard Flex system (two FlexTT5 and one MiniTT1).  So I am going to sell those now and offset the cost of the new 600s.  I don't do strobes of any kind.
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2012, 11:54:16 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....

I don't have any experience with the Pixel Knights, but I have the King model and you can't beat it for the money.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2012, 11:59:41 AM »
I thought I read somewhere that the Pixel Kings are in need of a firmware update in order to work with the 5D3.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2012, 12:39:46 PM »
I'd vote for the Yongnuo RF-603's. I just got a set of 4 in. Works great with my 7D+430EXII and  5DMk3+600EX-RT setup. The remote shutter function is awesome as well. Picked up the set of 4 on Ebay for about $55.
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2012, 01:20:15 AM »
Does the Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 work with the 5D III?

If not, any alternative? (I'm looking for a wired remote mainly for timelapse)

Thanks

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2012, 01:22:53 AM »
Does the Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 work with the 5D III?

If not, any alternative? (I'm looking for a wired remote mainly for timelapse)

Thanks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Timer-Remote-Cord-Shutter-Release-for-CANON-7D-5D-Mark-II-1D-1Ds-50D-40D-30D-20D-/330666846688?pt=Camera_Camcorder_Remotes&hash=item4cfd47a9e0

these are great value and have build in timelapse capability
biggest downside is no on /off switch but they work pretty well and are cheap
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2012, 04:58:02 AM »
Thank you  ;)

on the link it doesn't say that it's compatible with the 5D III. Have you tried it (or do you know someone who has)?

because the 3-pin connection should fit the 5D III but i want to make sure there's no problem with the remote operating correctly
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2012, 05:56:16 AM »
Should be fine with the 5D3 - I have a wireless shutter release (Yongnuo RF-602) and it does not say compatible with 5D3 but it works fine. Anything that worked with the 5D2 should be good.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2012, 10:30:23 AM »
great, then i'll go ahead and purchase it

thank you

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2012, 10:30:23 AM »

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2012, 10:59:50 AM »
You could also get the wireless version:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/YONGNUO-MC-36R-C3-Wireless-Timer-Remote-Shutter-Release-Canon-7D-5D-Mark-II-/270925354353?pt=Camera_Camcorder_Remotes&hash=item3f1468d571

It is the wireless version of what you are looking at. I just got mine today at work and will try it out tonight on my 5D3 if you are not in a hurry to order one.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2012, 11:23:28 AM »
the reason i wanted a wired one is because i believe it uses less battery. Since i'll mainly use the remote for timelapses, i think it is wise to get the one that last the longest.

Though i'm not in a hurry at all so i can wait. And a feedback once you get it will be appreciated :)

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2012, 11:23:28 AM »