Alternative would be Elinchrom skyports which is lighter and cheaper, but the range is not as extreme.
A camera cannot teach you how to see.
b) Too powerful device which can go to 1600feet
this is security risk as device can be modified for non-photographic use like Terrxxxxxxst
Com'on! a $80 cell phone can cover longer range. I don't belif that is a valid reason. Tho' I agreed that it's a must to regulate RF.
Our local standards are CE, US standards are FCC. Therefore, users runs a risk with sets purchased online from US. Esp if u're a pro photog who covers official events.
My advice is to stick to IDA approved models.
how much is Elinchrom skyports?
cathay photo quoted me $250 if i buy another big item.
BH is selling Elinchrom EL-Skyport Universal Radio Slave Receiver & Transmitter Set for USD184 and Pocket-Wizard Plus II Transceiver/Relay Radio Slave - Combined Transmitter or Receiver in One Unit for USD 188.
which model of Elinchrom skyports is lighter and cheaper?
1. article on radio trigger http://dpanswers.com/radio_flash.html
1 set of Elinchrom US$184
1 pair of bowens US$274
1 set of quantum US$337
1 pair of PZ US$376
Elinchrom sync speed up to 1/1000
bowen sync speed 1/2000
PZ 1/250 (focal) or 1/500 (Leaf shutter)
quantum Sync speeds: Normal Mode - 1/250 sec. Focal Plane Sync and 1/500 sec. Leaf Shutter Sync. High Speed Mode - 1/500 sec. Focal Plane Sync and 1/1000 sec
which system is for you? so far only PZ is not IDA approved, are the rest all approved?
Last edited by CasualSnaper; 22nd February 2008 at 11:37 PM.
CP does not carry it anymore the reason given is no IDA cert.
I hold an USA passport and I'll be transiting through Singapore later this week.
Does anyone know where I can (still) buy a pocket wizard? And do you know how much they are priced?
I've been putting off buying the skyport for some time and when I checked it out I noticed there's something called a transceiver as well in the universal set. Would it be better to get this than a regular receiver, and do the shops here sell them?
That's the universal set. I think there's a typo; it should be 'receiver' instead of 'transceiver' as the larger looking box (receiver) cannot function as a transmitter, so it's not a transceiver.
Prices have increased for awhile now. A standard set like that costs $350 at Cathay.
It's marginally cheaper if you get from B&H (mainly because of high shipping costs) but it's worth getting it from B&H if you're getting other stuff as well.