Rigged Out, Wigged Out, A Wireless Mire—Time to Retire?

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Last weekend was spent in an open field testing wireless triggers from China. A lot of frustration &  hair-pulling as I stumbled back & forth between the camera & the speedlights. Alas, no assistant on hand.

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I couldn’t get the flashes to pop at 350 feet, although the advertised range of the transmitter is 500 meters.  I’m not sure why anyone would want to shoot a subject not detectable with the eye, but I suppose it couldn’t hurt.

That is…if it worked.

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At 25 feet I got an occasional response.

Alas, a lost weekend.