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

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Albino_BlacMan
Albino_BlacMan Senior Member • Posts: 1,003
Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)

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?

24Peter
24Peter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,047
Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)
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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!

hotdog321
hotdog321 Forum Pro • Posts: 15,974
Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)

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
Lawrence Keeney Veteran Member • Posts: 6,657
Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)

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 Regular Member • Posts: 451
Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)

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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Suntan Veteran Member • Posts: 5,643
Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)

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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24Peter
24Peter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,047
Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)

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

Suntan Veteran Member • Posts: 5,643
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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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hotdog321
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Re: Do your radio triggers just hang? (When connected to monolights)

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

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