"Aputure" Trigmaster Plus vs. Cactus V5 vs Yongnuo

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"Aputure" Trigmaster Plus vs. Cactus V5 vs Yongnuo
May 21, 2012

I currently own a set of Cactus V4 triggers (1 transmitter, 2 receivers). They seem to work fine and they aren't bad but I'm not terribly happy with their design. Im also getting sick of the unreliable line-of-sight IR shutter remote for my D7000.

So I decided to order two sets (4 total) of Aputure* TrigMaster Plus triggers (Nikon cable version) that are supposed to be able to act as radio shutter releases AND flash triggers, or both at the same time. So with 4 transcievers you get:

  • One is the handheld shutter remote transmitter

  • One on the camera for rx/tx flash triggering AND (with proper cable) shutter triggering

  • Two for actual strobe receivers

I looked at the latest Yongnuo triggers and the Cactus V5 and they seemed to be lacking one thing or another that I wanted.

Did I make the right decision? Opinions?

Yes, the company name is really spelled "Aputure" not aperture. This by itself is enough to make me instantly skeptical because it looks as though some company that's too cheap to hire an English translator to spell their company name properly decided to make some flash triggers. The reviews look good though so I decided to overlook this but still... seems like they need to fix their name because it might have caused me to skip over them altogether.

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