How to use EastGear Studio Lighting Kit?


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clicknick

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Hi,
I am new to DSLR and know nuts about studio lighting.

Currently have only Canon 300D and Speedlite 380EX.

If I were to use the EastGear Studio Lighting Kit
http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=133176&page=2&pp=20
, what else do I need to buy to sync my cam to the lights to set up a simple home studio?

From the thread above, I know that:

"All the Studio Lights come with Build-In slave and 3 units of PC cord. You can mount a PC Adapter or an IR trigger or any wireless trigger system to sync with the Studio Lights."
but don't know what will work for 300D. If anyone can advise me specific Canon/3rd party equipment model will be better. Thanks for any advise given.
 

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i dun think a 300D have a pc-sync terminal, you can buy a hotshoe pc-sync terminal from ruby or cp, or maybe john 3-16, depends who have stock, its about 10-20 bucks each. if you using the PC cord.

if you using the IR or wireless trigger, they use standard ISO hotshoe, so canon, nikon can use direct to hotshoe not a problem.

the strobes can also be activated via your built in flash or the 380ex, remember to off the preflash.

think roughly thats all you need to know how to activate the strobes.
 

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Thanks zekai and Del_CtrlnoAlt,

Another newbie qns, is there any pros/cons to using hotshoe pc-sync terminal vs IR or wireless trigger vs activated via built in flash?

Cause seems to me that using my built in flash will be easier as no need to buy anything extra, unless there are more benefits of using the other 2 methods.

Thanks.
 

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ok since i suggested all those... think i should explain the pros & cons.. ;p

Pc Sync cord

Pros - Wired... duh... ok...
cheap...
confirm activate unless socket loose or wire break.

Cons
may trip on wire, wire not long enuff... restrict movement

IR / RF wireless
Pros
freedom of movement

Cons
expensive
may not work in certain condition (too technical to elaborate... u try already den u know)

built in or hot shoe mounted flash
Pros
already there thing
can add as 1 more flash spot

Cons
Hard to control
May add light to part that you do not wish to have light on

these are the basic stuff i can think off my head now...
 

clicknick

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Del_CtrlnoAlt said:
ok since i suggested all those... think i should explain the pros & cons.. ;p

Pc Sync cord

Pros - Wired... duh... ok...
cheap...
confirm activate unless socket loose or wire break.

Cons
may trip on wire, wire not long enuff... restrict movement

IR / RF wireless
Pros
freedom of movement

Cons
expensive
may not work in certain condition (too technical to elaborate... u try already den u know)

built in or hot shoe mounted flash
Pros
already there thing
can add as 1 more flash spot

Cons
Hard to control
May add light to part that you do not wish to have light on

these are the basic stuff i can think off my head now...
Thanks for the great explaination Del_CtrlnoAlt,
I feel that this is very helpful information for newbies to studio lighting like me.
 

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IR / RF wireless YS-A Radio Trigger (from china) good enough

PM afiend (kenneth) for quotation

BTW you also need a light meter
 

clicknick

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Thanks Eastgear and jopel for recommending the IR triggers. Have seen afiend's website, the IR trigger alone selling for $25, but never say what currency.
 

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