Dependable (cheap) Radio Slave

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

Yongnuo RF-602s are the choice if they are for use with both studio strobes and hot-shoe flash. The transmitter is camera specific, Canon or Nikon but the receivers are all identical. The transmitter battery is a bit expensive but lasts a long time.  The receivers use AAA batteries.

If the RF triggers are only for hot-shoe flash then the RF-603 is a better choice since they are transceivers and use AAA batteries.  Their biggest drawback is that the test button doesn't work when the transceiver is not mounted on a camera.

The YN-622 is new and only works with Canon cameras and compatible flashes but it will allow the use of off-camera TTL (Not that off-camera TTL is a good idea), and much more importantly it will allow the adjustment of the flash manual power setting from the camera with compatible flash units.

RF-602s and RF-603s are about $30-$35/pair, the YN-622 is about $90/pair.

A nice accessory is a Maha Powerex MH-C9000 charger and some Eneloop batteries for the RF triggers.

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