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    I've been using these - they held up really well on a recent shoot I did for a commercial client. (I have used PWs in the past (Nikon), but they don't play nice with my Canon kit, as Canon flash units don't use PC sockets.)

    http://www.phottix.com/en/studio-acc...-ii-multi.html

    The ability to attach the flash via a hotshot was my reason for choosing this style - got tired of failing cords and these are especially easy to use.

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    I occasionally bounce the light from a small camera mounted flash off the ceiling, and let the White Lightning internal slaves trigger the big flashes.

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    I have two sets of inexpensive triggers / receivers. Worked great, with misfires. Especially when batteries got low. But they wouldn't tell you that. Eventually I ended up switching to Pocketwizard Plus IIIs (last year I think). I absolutely love them. And the price is down over the Plus II.

    Though the Plus X is even cheaper.

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    Anyone have any experience with these from Paul C Buff?

    This is the receiver. They have a version where you in-line the power cord to the strobe, so it doesn't need batteries. They want $70 for this.

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    This is the transmitter. They want $60 for this:
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    Seems reasonable.
    I shoot digital when I have to (most of those shots end up here) and film (occasionally one of those shots ends up here) when I want to.

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    Omaha, I have those Paul C. Buff Cybersync triggers. They're quite reliable and I'd recommend them. They do use button cells, though, instead of AA or AAAs.

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    Oooohhhh. That's an issue.

    If I go this way, I'll get the AC powered one for the receiver, but the transmitter is going to be battery. Did you have issues with battery life?
    I shoot digital when I have to (most of those shots end up here) and film (occasionally one of those shots ends up here) when I want to.

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    When doing my research, I did read that the cheapy flash triggers were prone to misfires when the batteries went bad. I guess that's one reason they're cheap. That's why I chose a set that use AAA batteries (cheap, readily available, and greater mah capacity). Not sure yet how that works out in practice; time will tell.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    I have Used the yongnuos for about 2 years now. (on-off flash use) batteries lasted till now. As have the triggers and transmitter. Hadn't a problem till I pulled the transmitter out a little fiercely from a pc to hot shoe. Receivers still work fine.
    I have used them with speedlights and not strobes - so in varying conditions, indoors and outdoors - only caveat being that my set only works under 1/320 due to transmission losses.
    But as costs go, great bang for the buck. The newer HSS ones are about 60$ or so afaik, while the regular ones syncing to about 1/320 go for 30$ a pair.
    Even the supplied AAA batteries just wearing out. And no mis-fires so far. Knock on wood.
    Cheap enough that if you have issues, you can order extra set as insurance and still have spare cash compared to the name-brand ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Christian View Post
    Omaha, I have those Paul C. Buff Cybersync triggers. They're quite reliable and I'd recommend them. They do use button cells, though, instead of AA or AAAs.
    I agree. But if you go with them, buy a bunch of extra button batteries for the transmitter off the Internet and keep a few handy.

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    Since posting back in February, I've use the Youngnuos with a WL10,000. The Youngnuos are "rated" for 12v (newer version is rated higher), but my WLs have a 24v sync voltage. No issues so far.

    Of course, the fact that these ancient WLs (I'm the 3rd owner) are still working is a tribute to the Paul Buff products.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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