Thursday, November 6, 2008

Off camera or on camer....

Firing a flash off camera can permit you to do some very creative lighting and flash photography. Thank you to a good friend of mine, Peter from Rambling Van Dog, I have become aware of a new product. One that I will be picking up very soon. Cactus Wireless Trigger V2S is a wireless system that allows you to remove your flash from the hot shoe and fire it remotely using this two piece system. There is also a pc sync socket that can allow you to fire non-hot-shoe flashes. The system also includes a PC sync cable.Here is a more in depth review of the product. Includes price and location to purchase.

http://www.beyondmegapixels.com/2008/10/review-cactus-wireless-flash-trigger.html


If you are looking for something with a little bit more of a punch. Then I suggest the Pocket Wizard PLUS II. This transceiver allows you to fire your lights or camera up to 1600 ft away. The price tag is at around $188-$200




Since we are on the subject of flashes and lighting. I recommend checking out,

http://www.alienbees.com/


Alienbees is a great company with an outstanding product. They too have wireless flash triggers. Their lighting systems are very affordable, very durable and versatile.

3 comments:

VanDog said...

I'm seriously thinking of getting one of these too. Please test it out for us Jeff, and post the results.

S of Modern-Guilt said...

Very cool, and definitely something we're going to need to look into soon what with the lack of daylight in the evenings (photo time!) and all :)

Joey B said...

Yeah... I like this. For the relatively small investment it would be great to play with as an additional fill flash for my insect macrophotography.

http://bugguide.net/bgimage/user/1209

My ring light is great, but sometimes the light is a little too harsh.