Dependable (cheap) Radio Slave

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sailor Blue
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Re: Dependable (cheap) Radio Slave
In reply to Sailor Blue, Apr 19, 2013

Guys, we are really in agreement.

Outdoors ambient light can be a problem if you are trying to eliminate it.  In this case you generally need High Speed Sync and there just aren't any cheap RF triggers that allow HHS.  About the cheapest are the Yongnuo YN-622s at about $90/pair.  HHS really doesn't come into this thread on cheap RF triggers.

On the other hand shutter speed control becomes important if you want to use ambient light for the background and fill flash with the subject, and in this case it can be inconvenient being limited by not being able to use the sync speed, or even 1/3 stop less.  Fortunately by juggling ISO in 1/3 stops you can get around this inconvenience.

Indoors your shutter speed will be low if you want to include ambient lighting so what speed the flash will sync at isn't very important.

In a studio environment the lighting is generally so low that sync speed is immaterial.  Of course if you have half a dozen lights with 250W modeling lights aimed at the subject & background then shutter speed and ambient lighting can become important.

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