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    Hi,

    Does anyone has any experience using the OEM wireless flash trigger (model YHPT-604) to fire canon 580EX? It kept firing uncontrollably without me triggering it. I use it on other flash and it works fine. I also change channels but didn't help. Any advise, thks.

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    yeah having same problem too for those radio and optical trigger.

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    Any other alternative besides using canon ST-E2 transmitter??

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    The China made triggers (Cactus, PT-04, YHPT-604) don't work well with Canon flashes especially with the older 580EX or even the recent 430EX. Apparently there are no hardware fix or workaround when using the combination. I gave up on those triggers eventually. Saving up for a more reliable system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasD View Post
    Any other alternative besides using canon ST-E2 transmitter??
    You can opt for the Bowens Pulsar or Elinchrom Skyport radio based flash trigger system.

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    price of pulsar can buy pw already. sian.

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    Anyone can recommend a cheaper version to work with 580EX mark I & II?

    Appreciate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasD View Post
    Anyone can recommend a cheaper version to work with 580EX mark I & II?

    Appreciate!
    elinchrom skyport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    The China made triggers (Cactus, PT-04, YHPT-604) don't work well with Canon flashes especially with the older 580EX or even the recent 430EX. Apparently there are no hardware fix or workaround when using the combination. I gave up on those triggers eventually. Saving up for a more reliable system.
    These China made trigger don't work well at all with any flashes including studio strobe eg. Bowens and Elinchrom. Do not waste your $ on any of these, cos I have and speaking from experienced. These useless trigger will break down after some use, happened to witness twice. First time I bought 2nd hand from a CSer and found it did not work after only one shoot. My friend got a new one and after 3 months, it broke down.

    Using elinchrom skyport now.

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    You can try looking for trigger and motor cables that can connect to the trigger devices which can trigger the flashgun. I had settled with PW with the following stuff. Till now never fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chngpe01 View Post
    These China made trigger don't work well at all with any flashes including studio strobe eg. Bowens and Elinchrom. Do not waste your $ on any of these, cos I have and speaking from experienced. These useless trigger will break down after some use, happened to witness twice. First time I bought 2nd hand from a CSer and found it did not work after only one shoot. My friend got a new one and after 3 months, it broke down.

    Using elinchrom skyport now.
    May I know the price of a set of elinchrom skyport.

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    Default Re: Wireless flash trigger kept firing on 580EX

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasD View Post
    May I know the price of a set of elinchrom skyport.
    should be around $320, call Cathy and ask is the best.
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    the universal ones shld be here already. quickly grab a set before they are all gone.

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    I ordered the Elinchrom Skyports from www.bhphotovideo.com. Can't wait to use it this weekend!

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    i ordered pw yesterday.

    i hope it gets here by next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    i ordered pw yesterday.

    i hope it gets here by next week.
    Did you order from bhphotovideo as well? Should take about 3-4 days to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    Did you order from bhphotovideo as well? Should take about 3-4 days to arrive.
    yup. can't wait. u were using the china triggers right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    yup. can't wait. u were using the china triggers right?
    Yeah man. I nearly went crazy with those bloody triggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    i ordered pw yesterday.

    i hope it gets here by next week.
    Did you order the sync cord togetherl?
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    Default Re: Wireless flash trigger kept firing on 580EX

    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    they don't come with them!?! argh!!! siao liao!
    They do provide a sync cord, but those cannot trigger flash.

    You need those things I refering to especially when you want to trigger the flashgun!
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