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Works okay, range quite limited
on September 13, 2014
It does what it's supposed to in that I can adjust the flash power level remotely, it fires the flash, and it is very inexpensive. I have a couple of minor nits, but the range is the biggest issue I had with this.
Transmitter: The build quality isn't bad for the price, it has a metal hot shoe and it stays put when you tighten it down. The controls are easy to understand, although some of them don't have a function, at least not with the TT860/V860. My biggest disappointment was the limited range. Outside unobstructed the farthest I got was 70' and it was inconsistent. When obstructed by one human body or a half inch piece of plywood, the best I got was about 40', and that wasn't completely reliable. For it to be reliable, I needed to be 30' or less with one obstruction. That is workable if you are using these in most studio environments, however, if you are using it in venue for a wedding or party, the range just isn't going to cut it.
Receiver: As others have pointed out, it's fairly easy to knock the receiver off the flash. This of course can be remedied by various methods such as rubber bands or velcro, but unfortunately if you fix the receiver to the flash it will no longer fit in the carrying case. I also found that it's easy to bump the group dial so that it's no longer on the correct group and won't receive any commands from the transmitter.