Nissin Di866 mkII + T2I + Cactus V5 = Self Portraits ?

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Brandon Walker
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Nissin Di866 mkII + T2I + Cactus V5 = Self Portraits ?
5 months ago

Hi

I have been a long time lurker, and have done a lot of reading.  However it is possible that I didn't see this answered in a previous thread.  I just recently acquired a Di866 mk II, and was wondering about using it for self portraits of my family and others.

If I use the di866 on the camera and hold a cactus v5 in my hand will it trigger the camera to take the picture with the speedlight?

I was told it would but then I read that you need a pair of triggers.  Didn't seem like I would assuming the di866 can be fired with a trigger like the cactus.  Later I do plan to upgrade to full frame, however for now I am going to stick to the crop.

I like taking pictures of my kids, indoor sports, outdoor sports, birds, and nature.

My gear if it matters is as follows:

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 50mm 1.8, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 and the kit lens.

My next glass upgrade will probably be a 24-70mm Sigma/Tamron or Canon L Glass.

Thanks for the answers in advance!

Brandon

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