Friday, 22 February 2008

The business of photography

While photography isn't actually my job I would kinda like it to be one day, anyway I though today's What The Duck post was kinda cool:

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Do you CLS or ETTL??

I've been following "RadioPopper" development for a few months now and I reckon they look pretty spiffy! They have just release more details and photos of their "P1" (One channel ETTL/CSL) units.

The basic idea is that they take the optical IR signal from an ETTL/CLS master unit and transmits it to the slave flash using a radio signal, thus greatly extending the range and improving line of site issues typical with IR communication.

Unfortunately I don't have much use for the "P1" units as I don't have an ETTL master (and only the one slave) but I am definitely looking forward to the release of the RadioPopper Jnr units. They will be a simple radio trigger using a similar design (without the optical stuff) that will hopefully be more reliable and have greater range than the GI triggers for a similar price.

To stay up to date on the detail have a look at the RadioPopper Blog.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Cactus/GI/Ebay triggers - Modifications

I may have mentioned something in my first post about being a little busy, well recently that's a been mild understatement.
One of the first things I wanted to write about is my experience with the "eBay" flash triggers but since I haven't had time to do any writing - let alone proper testing I thought I'd start with a link to Jeremy Kuster's blog that gives a detailed write-up of some modifications you can make to these units.