Multi FLash with Bronica SQ-A and Vivitar 285

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  1. wilfbiffherb

    wilfbiffherb Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Just wondering how many of you use a multi flash setup on your bronicas and what you use for triggering. i crrently have a vivitar 285 flash with a long pc lead to connect it to my camera. im thinking of getting another 285 and some wireless triggers to fire them. what do you reckon?
     
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    I reckon that is a workable solution... and even better if you have a flash meter.
     
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    I use VIvtars 283's with one fired by a PC cord to camera and the other two by slaves units.Works fine
     
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    interesting, never thought of using slaves. was thinking of just wireless triggering the lot!
     
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    Either will work.
     
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    yong nuo trigger user here.
     
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    how do the yong nuo trigger sfare? i take it you attach a trigger to your camera and then a receiver to each flash?
     
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    I too would just use an optical trigger on the second flash.


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    all depends - I use Cactus triggers to fire the first flash and then the optical slaves to fire the others, but that is with a studio strobe setup.

    If I was to fire flashes that don't have optical slaves, I'd just use more cactus receivers.