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This is a guide to a number of the popular flash trigger options, generally offering the most value for money in one way or another.The list below is of manual flash triggers, which simply fire the flash off camera (without any remote control of the actual flash functions).A popular feature of the RF-603 II is the ability to fire both flash and remote camera shutter with just one unit attached to the camera, instead of 2 like other non transceiver units require.Transmitter, receivers, and shutter release units are all the same, which simplifies things and provides back up units of each.Pass Through Hotshoe is still MANUAL ONLY though, so a flash can not operate in TTL mode when mounted on the camera hotshoe.Canon and Nikon versions are available, but this mainly relates to the flash wake up feature.Pleas see also – TTL & REMOTE MANUAL RADIO TRIGGERS PORTABLE FLASHES WITH BUILT IN RADIO TRIGGERS Flash triggers have come a long way in the last few years, and all of the manual triggers listed bellow are very decent reliable options now.There are a wide range of price, quality, and functions available though, so these are some recommendations below to help you get started.
The increasing trend is also to Lights with Radio Triggers Built In, which can provide added convenience again.So flash triggers have been developing into larger “systems”, and the manual triggers below are often now seen as a complements to the larger systems.Simple manual triggers can often still hold an advantage in range and reliability though.Being transceivers means transmitter, receivers, and shutter release units are all the same, which simplifies things and provides back up units of each.A TTL pass through hotshoe is likely the one feature still missing in the RF-603 II, which can be had in some other similarly priced triggers if needed. If you’re after a transmitter unit for the popular YN-560 III manual flash (which has an RF-603 receiver built in), the RF-603 II will definitely be the best option for now, at least until the dedicated YN-560 transmitter does eventually arrive.
Olympus/Panasonic – camera & speedlights – the Pixel Rooks and Soldiers offer a dedicated option.