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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2012, 08:37:51 PM »
Pixel Kings don't work well with my 5D MkIII well, either.  When attached, the little signal LED on King TX just keeps blinking rapidly without being able to fire.  After going through turn-on-off cycle with both camera and Pixel TX AND RX, after some combination of cycling, one can get them to fire.  But it soon goes back to going crazy after a few uses. 

AVOID Pixel products for 5D MkIII!

I finally got to test the Pixel Kings with the 5D Mark III and everything works well for me. Depending on when you purchased the Kings, you may have to do a firmware upgrade.

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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 #46 on: August 02, 2012, 04:55:42 PM »
Check this out, ame as pixel kings but on steroids. Pass through flash capability
http://www.lightingrumours.com/yongnuo-yn-622c-e-ttl-trigger-slated-for-july-release-2507

I like the odins but would love the pass thru flash option
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« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2012, 06:05:28 PM »
Phottix odin are the only ones that will do absolutly everything
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2012, 10:10:44 PM »
Check this out, ame as pixel kings but on steroids. Pass through flash capability
http://www.lightingrumours.com/yongnuo-yn-622c-e-ttl-trigger-slated-for-july-release-2507

I like the odins but would love the pass thru flash option
Yongnuo usually do a good job on the knock-offs. I have eyed the Pixel Kings for sometime now but have not pulled the 'trigger' yet. I have RF-602's and had the old 301P's years ago. For the price, YN tend to be well made stuff.

I think the coming year will be very interesting as it relates to RF ETTL type radio flash both in the Canon world and beyond. It would  be awesome to see a third party flash compatible with the new Canon RF stuff too.

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« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2012, 03:18:03 AM »
+1 for Phottix Odin.

I have shot at least 10k shots with them, I haven't changed battery and the transmitter yet!! I changed in two of my three recievers, but they last extremely long on two AA's.

And the best thing, I have yet to experience a misfire or have an off exposure, I shoot mainly M mode, since they can be controlled from camera, but accoasionally ETTL and it works very well!

They said it would be a new firmware in July to deal with the ONLY issue I can think of, the Full stop increments when dialling power. The nikon version is 1/3 and while they said that would be VERY difficult to do in firmware for Canon, they have been on it for 6 months or so, and it seems it will in fact happen.
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #50 on: August 03, 2012, 12:16:45 PM »
I want the Odins except I want the pass thru flash on camera body option when i set up external flash for the bride and groom and other dances i like to have a flash creating a nice rim while i shoot with flash on the other side of them. Currently i can do that with my PW Plus II's but then having TTL isn't a deal breaker but would be nice. I just have a clamp on 2 PW Plus II's that clamp it to the flash on my bodies and the 3rd PW is on the flash stand flash. Flash hits behind and ttl from the camera's perspective. For portraits i can just use a light meter and set the flashes to manual 1/2 power. If this new Yongnuo YN-622C came out I could forgo all those issues, have ttl and on camera pass thru ttl flash.
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2012, 02:45:39 PM »
I want the Odins except I want the pass thru flash on camera body option ~snip~

I don't quite follow what you are saying. What does the Odin do and not do? With an Odin in the hot shoe and on a 2nd or 3rd flash, the Odin controls all flashes, no? What does pass-through do and what are the benefits of it? Sorry if I sound daft but I have never used these before.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2012, 06:13:47 PM »
I want the Odins except I want the pass thru flash on camera body option ~snip~

I don't quite follow what you are saying. What does the Odin do and not do? With an Odin in the hot shoe and on a 2nd or 3rd flash, the Odin controls all flashes, no? What does pass-through do and what are the benefits of it? Sorry if I sound daft but I have never used these before.
Pass through meaning the Flash trigger controller on the camera still allows the flash to be mounted on the camera. So camera then flashtrigger then flash with the flash trigger in the middle.
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2012, 06:23:45 PM »
Pass through meaning the Flash trigger controller on the camera still allows the flash to be mounted on the camera. So camera then flashtrigger then flash with the flash trigger in the middle.
Thanks for that. So the Phottix Odins do not allow a flash to be mounted on top of the camera's Odin (trigger) and contribute to the exposure? If that is the case, why does the Odin trigger have a hotshoe on it?

EDIT: I just went and looked at them - I was mistaking the Odin with something else - no hotshoe. Obviosly there is no way for a pass-through with this design.
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« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2012, 03:07:34 AM »
Pass through meaning the Flash trigger controller on the camera still allows the flash to be mounted on the camera. So camera then flashtrigger then flash with the flash trigger in the middle.
Thanks for that. So the Phottix Odins do not allow a flash to be mounted on top of the camera's Odin (trigger) and contribute to the exposure? If that is the case, why does the Odin trigger have a hotshoe on it?

EDIT: I just went and looked at them - I was mistaking the Odin with something else - no hotshoe. Obviosly there is no way for a pass-through with this design.

That is one reason that I use the PW - it has the hotshoe and by default I use the PW even for a single. on board flash.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2012, 02:25:41 PM »
Pass through meaning the Flash trigger controller on the camera still allows the flash to be mounted on the camera. So camera then flashtrigger then flash with the flash trigger in the middle.
Thanks for that. So the Phottix Odins do not allow a flash to be mounted on top of the camera's Odin (trigger) and contribute to the exposure? If that is the case, why does the Odin trigger have a hotshoe on it?

EDIT: I just went and looked at them - I was mistaking the Odin with something else - no hotshoe. Obviosly there is no way for a pass-through with this design.

That is one reason that I use the PW - it has the hotshoe and by default I use the PW even for a single. on board flash.
While that is a nice thing about Pocket Wizard i have no desire to use their TT line whatsoever since i sent them back for return.
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2012, 01:11:13 AM »
It looks like the new yn-622s are going to do everything that you could want, and for dirt cheap. 

I've head horror stories about yongnuo products, but my yn-560 has been an amazing flash and I've used it a ton.
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2012, 07:20:30 AM »
I have used Yongnuo triggers for years and for the price they are pretty darn good. They don't have the build quality of many others but the price makes up for that - I just buy extras ;)

I am waiting to see what the YN-622C's are like as they have pass-thru so you can mount a flash on the camera for on-axis fill as well as control a remote strobe or two.

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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2012, 02:00:12 PM »
I have used Yongnuo triggers for years and for the price they are pretty darn good. They don't have the build quality of many others but the price makes up for that - I just buy extras ;)

I am waiting to see what the YN-622C's are like as they have pass-thru so you can mount a flash on the camera for on-axis fill as well as control a remote strobe or two.

I just saw this youtube video and it looks good.  They haven't done the on-camera use yet but will report on it soon.  I want to do wireless, on-camera, off-camera, and so far this looks the best. 
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Re: Good Wireless trigger for Canon 5D MKIII?
« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2012, 02:08:34 PM »
I have used Yongnuo triggers for years and for the price they are pretty darn good. They don't have the build quality of many others but the price makes up for that - I just buy extras ;)

I am waiting to see what the YN-622C's are like as they have pass-thru so you can mount a flash on the camera for on-axis fill as well as control a remote strobe or two.

I just saw this youtube video and it looks good.  They haven't done the on-camera use yet but will report on it soon.  I want to do wireless, on-camera, off-camera, and so far this looks the best. 
YN622C Tranceiver Review
Looks great thanks for posting. Too bad he didnt bother throwing a 580 ex on there and test it.
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