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I have heard of the cheapo ebay (Gadget Infinity) transmitters and receivers. The first version had mis fire issues, but they apparently fixed that issue in the second version of these devices.

At a price of $32 which includes one transmitter and one receiver I think they would be fun to play with before stepping up to the "Pocket Wizards" which run $200 but have a much longer range.

More Info Can Be Found Here

strobist.blogspot.com/search?q=gadgetinfinity

martybugs.net/reviews/cactus.cgi

photonotes.org/reviews/radio-flash-trigger

l7foto.com/2007/05/20/gadget-infinity-v2-wireless-flash-t...

www.gadgetinfinity.com

So if you want to experiment with off camera flash and have a tight budget, this could be the answer. Obviously you still need to have a couple flashes to make this setup work.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
I have them, there great, they have never misfired or not fired.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
Yeah I've been looking at them on ebay for the last month wondering if i should get one. The only thing though is I couldn't find more receivers for it.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
karl check the gadget infinity site, they have both the receiver and trans, and each separate, they link to there ebay store.
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Hey Max,
So, I am new to this flash stuff.
If I picked up a couple nice Bounce Flashes all I would need is One transmitter and two receivers and stands, correct?
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Shawn, look for mini slave units to plug in as well.

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/63118-REG/Wein_W940001_PN_...

Thes plug into your flash unit via PC chord (so make sure your flash has that, or you may have to get an adaptor) and it will fire off your flash when it sees your main flash go off.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Here is another one that does it via hot-shoe mount

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/163363-REG/Hama_HA_6967_Ho...
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maxcaven 10 years ago
yeah shawn you could get some strobes with one GI transmitter and 2 receivers, or do what hbr says, either way, strobist is king for off camera lighting. Strobist changed my life when it comes to photography, heres were he shows how to get the flash off camera.
strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101-start-here.html
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I have been poking around on Strobist.

I just found out that My K10d will fire, off camera Flash using it's onboard flash.
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
oh strobist, how i love you
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Well, I have a lead on a Nikon SB-28 Speedlight in Very Good Condition for $50. We will see if it is still available once I get an email
back.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
I picked up two Nikon SB-20s for $15, all you really need if you are just using them as manual slaves.
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True, but I am looking for adjustable bounce flashes.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
They actually are adjustable to be able to bounce. But just up and down, none of that side stuff.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
haha any strobe can be a bounce flash, heck you don't even need it to be off camera.
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
i own a 28 and they are great, not as good as my sb 26 though that ones built a little more solid
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Ok, I worded it wrong. I want a Flash, Strobe, whatever the heck you prefer to call it, that will adjust up and down and left to right. I want to use it to experiment with off-camera flash.
I want that type for the versatility, It is a personal choice.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
All those old speed lights are awesome, I got a sb-24 for like 60 bucks.
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
any sb series flash will work also vivitar is a good brand
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Randall Cottrell Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Randall Cottrell (moderator) 10 years ago
i know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING when it comes to flashes/strobes/yada yada yada

will the vivitar zoom thyristor 2500 flash that i bought from hbr w/ the pentax k1000 work on my d80?
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
You should be able to find out quickly by doing a quick Research on the web. Check to make sure the trigger voltage is within the limits of your DSLR. I would say it won't bne compatible without some modification.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
and you would probably only have manual controls also since the flash was made for film
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I just purchased a Vivitar 285HV and a Gadget Infinity Wireless transmitter with 2 receivers.
I am on the hunt for another flash, but in no hurry.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
Randeezee, NO!!! dont put that on your hot shoe or you'll fry your camera's circuits,!!! we are talking about off camera check out www.strobist.com it will open a whole new world for your photographs.

oh and looking back, id wait for the new radio poppers to come out they;ll be cheaper and more reliable
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Don't they have full TTL ability too Jules?
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
max;
the radio poppers?
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Yeah. I just checked the site and they have ETTL
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
that's fucked up. i think id still stick to manual anyways
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