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Phottix Strato II Wireless Flash Trigger Multi 5-in-1 Set for Nikon - Transmitter and Receiver (PH15653)
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The Strato ll Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Trigger System gives photographers incredible control over their cameras, speedlight flash unti, and studio lighting equipment. Four channels and four groups provide unparalleled control in the studio or on location. The Strato ll can also be used as a wireless or wired shutter release for your camera. The 2.4 GHz transmitter and receivers offer ranges of more than 400ft with sync speeds of up to 1/250th of a second. Transmitters feature an innovative TTL pass-through hot shoe allowing full TTL mode to be used with dedicated camera mounted flash units. Receivers offer a unique flash wake-up function that reduces battery usage. The trigger sets come with all dedicated cables and receivers and are compatible with Strato 4 in 1 transmitters. The triggers set includes a hot shoe TTL transmitter and a non TTL receiver.
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Also, this is my first time using remote triggers for flash photography and there is barely any learning curve. Put the batteries in, mount your flash, set manual output level on your flash and start shooting...so easy!
I ordered the Canon transmitter and two receivers to start off with. Tried them out with two Nikon SB-28 flashes, some Vivitar 285HV flashes, a couple of Canon's old ATTL 430EZ flashes, and Canon's ETTL 420EX and 430EX flashes. ALL of them fired using the Canon remote. The remote has a functionality that allows your flash to go to sleep then the remote wakes it up when it's time to get back to business. This function only worked on the ETTL flashes that I have. Once the 430EZ (the old ATTL flash, not the 430EX) flash went to sleep, that was it. So if you really need your flashes to be able to go to sleep and wake up, make sure they are compatible with these remotes.
Reliability so far seems excellent. Being able to use commonly-available AAA batteries makes these units a little bulky but that's an acceptable trade off considering the flexibility that affords. I'm using Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries which hold a charge for several months, and they work great with these.
As far as how they work, they're pretty slick. There are 4 channels, no big deal there. What I like the most is that each remote can be assigned to one of 4 groups. Then at the transmitter, you can choose any combination of groups that you want to fire. Seeing which groups are active is very easy since they put a subtle red light at the top of each of the buttons. Each button is independent so you don't waste time cycling through 16 combinations if it were just one button. Each remote blinks green every 5 seconds or so to make it easy to tell if you remembered to turn on the remote or not.
I won't get into other details that other reviewers had mentioned. I just wanted to let it be known that the remotes do work with other brand flashes that accept a 6-volt trigger signal (at least all the ones I had to test with,) and it's not just restricted to Canon. They simply won't have the wake-up functionality that several of Canon's ETTL flashes will enjoy.
Since it worked out so well, I ordered a couple of Nikon remotes to use with the SB-28's that I have (my favorite flashes.) Not sure if the sleep function will work or not, but it can be disabled in the flash itself like I've done for years with the el-cheapo remotes. Canon isn't so kind to their users and don't have that sleep-disable feature in many of their flash units.
If you're looking for an alternative to more expensive solutions like Pocket Wizard, or wanting to step up from the cheap wireless triggers, you would do well to give these some serious consideration. I'm expecting these to be in my lighting bag for many years.
For A77, it's very straight forward. Put the transmitter on A77 and F58AM/F43AM on the receiver.
For A7, it's little bit tricky. The set works, just a few extra steps. I have a Sony's ADP-MAA adopter (Mi shoe to Minota shoe) on A7 and the transmitter on top of the ADP-MAA adopter. To activate the transmitter - Put the flash on the transmitter first, turn the camera on, make sure "fill flash" is ON in camera's setting, and turn the flash on. The flash should fire at this point when you take a picture. Keep the flash ON and remove it from the transmitter. Add the flash to the receiver. Now the flash should work wirelessly. Repeat the steps to reestablish the connection if the camera or flash is turned off.
Pro: I like how clearly the settings work on the transmitter & receivers. No confusion as to which channel and group you're talking to.
Pro: Very reliable flash trigger, even at 50 yards.
Con: The receiver does not awaken the SB600 from standby, like it says it will. You have to turn off the SB600 auto-standby mode to get a reliable flash trigger. If the SB600 goes into standby, the first trigger signal will awaken it, and the second trigger signal will fire the flash. In other words... you've missed your first shot. While the SB600 is awake, the triggers are reliable.
Con: don't buy this product as a remote shutter controller for the D5000. None of the included cables fit the funky plug on the D5000. I guess the cables must be for other Nikon models. Use the optical remote trigger for the D5000 instead.
This product is great because it actually comes with a manual that is thorough and easy to understand as well as three different types of cables, 4 AAA batteries, and small loops that can be used to attach the receiver to the studio strobe.