Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)

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Albino_BlacMan
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Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)
Aug 15, 2013

I was just wondering what everyone does with their radio triggers when they're connected to their monolights. Do they just let them hang or do you connect them to either the light or the stand somehow?

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Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)
In reply to Albino_BlacMan, Aug 15, 2013

Albino_BlacMan wrote:

I was just wondering what everyone does with their radio triggers when they're connected to their monolights. Do they just let them hang or do you connect them to either the light or the stand somehow?

No need to hang! Velcro strips are your friend!

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In reply to Albino_BlacMan, Aug 15, 2013

Sometimes I let them hang. Sometimes I wrap the PC cord around the power cord or a knob on the light stand. No biggie. Mainly I just want to keep them from sneaking into the frame.

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Lawrence Keeney
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In reply to Albino_BlacMan, Aug 15, 2013

I have been letting my radio triggers just hang for the past 12 years without any problems. I realize there are better ways, but hanging is just easier.

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Christopher A. Wichura
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Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)
In reply to Albino_BlacMan, Aug 15, 2013

I don't recall the vendor, but the gizmos I use were cheap.  Basically a 1/4" plug with a cold shoe molded onto the top of it and a short (~4" PC-sync cable to connect to the PC-sync out on the radio slave).  Then you just mount the radio slave in the cold shoe and plug the whole shebang into the 1/4" slave socket on your strobe.

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Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)
In reply to Albino_BlacMan, Aug 19, 2013

I put a bit of velcro on the trigger and the edge of the monolight as such. Got the coiled cord with screwlockPC connector off of ebay. It is sturdy and reliable while also being easy to move about.

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In reply to Suntan, Aug 19, 2013

Suntan - you have my AB's! Mine look exactly the same: velcro strapped RF603's. Great minds think alike

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In reply to 24Peter, Aug 20, 2013

Yep! Just the most logical way to get them up and out of the way. Really helps when you are moving lightstands around. It's bad enough to try and move them with big modifiers open. No need to also have triggers bouncing around.

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In reply to Suntan, Aug 20, 2013

Good idea! Don't know why I didn't think of this. Going to do this to my triggers now.

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