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I'm curious about speedlight usage.

jherrel

Elgin, US
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jherrel Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Apr 2007
Thu 25-Nov-10 01:54 PM

Radio Poppers have two basic models, PX and JrX. The PX system is the full function (CLS/TTL compatible to 1500 ft). The JrX system is for manual triggering with remote power adjustment from your camera. I believe the systems can be mixed to control both TTL and manual lighting.

I have the PX system with either an SB-900 or SU-800 as the commander. It uses two types of attachment. First, the Radio Popper Receiver comes with a plastic stand with 1/4 inch female metal screw mount in the base. It mounts on a light stand or anything else that has a 1/4 male screw. The plastic stand also houses the Radio Popper receiver and the speedlight. They work nicely. I have 2 SB-800s that are always mounted in the brackets so all I have to do is screw them onto the light stand and I am ready to shoot. This is a definite improvement over the original velcro attachment.

Second, the Transceiver mounts to your commander unit (Speedlight or SU-800). Yes, it is still done with velcro, but it is very secure and I have no problem with it. Since my Pelican case and bags have velcro, I velcro them to the case/bag so they don't get "lost in the bag" when not in use.

One of the unadvertised features that I like is the battery meter. I can check at any time to see if I need new batteries or a charge before I go out to shoot. If I start with a reasonably full battery, I can shoot all day.

Before I bought my PX system, they changed the switches from dip switches to the little bubble switches. They work, but in bright sunlight, seeing if the light is on is a challenge for my eyes. It is very easy to see indoors.

You can get more info and video demos at www.radiopopper.com


John Herrel
Nikonian from South Carolina
See the light, capture the essence!

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