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07-29-2013, 12:08 PM   #31
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I don't think so Class A. I will follow one of the methods that Obscura suggested. Turning the transmitter off and on works quickly and easily enough.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
Can you not just change the channel or group on the RF 603?.
Not easily. The RF603 channel selection is by DIP switches inside the battery compartment. Remove trigger from camera, turn over, remove battery cover, remove batteries, change DIP switches.

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just a follow up about the wansen 603 compatible transceivers,
last night i tried the wansen ws-603 C on a 650D and a 5D III, with a yongnuo 560 III and they work as expected, the hotshoe locking ring could be a little bit bigger and the plastic is definitely cheaper than the yongnuo RF-603, but overall the wansen variant is pretty good, it works at full sync speed without issues, now i have to buy the nikon version and try it on my pentax...
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Does the K-7 not trigger the yn-560 iii?
What's the wireless flash setting for in the setup if you have to buy the transceiver?

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the flash alone should work on every camera, it is a manual flash and uses only the central pin to trigger... the transceivers on the other hand use more than one pin in order to operate...
unfortunately i dont have a k-7 or know someone who does... so i cant try the transceivers.. but i dont think there are differences between k7 k5 or k3
if you buy a yongnuo transceiver just make sure it is a nikon one (canon and nikon have different pin layout, nikon is similar to pentax)

do you have a transceiver and it doesnt work ?
make sure
1) you have the flash set for wireless, press the third button, the one with the wifi symbol until you see the wifi symbol on the screen
2) the channels are the same on the transmitter and on the flash, on the transmitter you can find the channel switch inside the battery compartment, on the flash when in wireless mode, press the 3rd and 4rth button at the same time (wireless and zoom), you'll be able to set the channel using the 4way pad
3) the flash is set up to use the rf 603 transmitter, press the first and second button (sound and mode) at the same time, it'll take you to a menu use the 4way pad to navigate and choose rf 603, not 602.

on the camera you dont have to fiddle with anything, just put the transceiver on the hotshoe and take some pictures..
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FWIW, Cactus are working on a flash with a built-in radio receiver. A new V5 successor (V6) will be able to remote control the power of that flash. Given the past compatibility of Cactus products with Pentax cameras, I don't expect any problems at all. Can't wait to check this out; will hopefully be available by the end of 2013.
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true, i read about that, i'm also excited that they will incorporate power control over wireless... the thing is that yongnuo is already here and it works reliably...
ohh yongnuo is also working on a markII version of the 603, with faster sync and improved ergonomics...
time will tell...
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QuoteOriginally posted by obscura Quote
the thing is that yongnuo is already here and it works reliably...
So do the RF-603 work with Pentax cameras without problems at 1/180?

The RF-602 required tricks.

EDIT: Which YN trigger can remote control power levels already?
The YN560-TX is not available yet, is it?

There is a report about the Cactus flash essentially having a commander mode allowing it to control other flashes without an additional transmitter. However, the report appears to be about rumours only. There is no official confirmation.


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the 603 works without hacks, unlike the 602...
there are no remote control power triggers, at least not cheap ones, the 560tx is not out yet.
nice site the flash havoc...
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Wow, I hadn't heard of the remote power controls coming on the Yongnuo and Cactus flashes. That would be a game changer for me. No more flash purchases for me until I see how much those things will cost.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jake14mw Quote
Wow, I hadn't heard of the remote power controls coming on the Yongnuo and Cactus flashes.
Not sure why it didn't happen earlier. Some DIY solutions where people used a second trigger to "press" flash power adjustment buttons existed for a while already.

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That would be a game changer for me.
It will be for all of us strobists!

Using flash will be so much fun, we won't do anything else anymore.

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No more flash purchases for me until I see how much those things will cost.
I expect reasonable pricing. Much more reasonable than what Pentax is asking for the AF360FGZ II,
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
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I expect reasonable pricing. Much more reasonable than what Pentax is asking for the AF360FGZ II,
Yes, this is a perfect example of why I think their pricing announcements for the new flashes is waaay out of whack. I hoping that Pentax' new flashes have some capabilities built in that have not been reported yet, because just having weathersealing and better battery doors is not going to cut it against competition that is heating up like we are seeing here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by obscura Quote
the 603 works without hacks, unlike the 602...
there are no remote control power triggers, at least not cheap ones, the 560tx is not out yet.
nice site the flash havoc...
560 TX? whoa wait gonna google that one..
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It will be great having the Yongnuo and Cactus people competing against each other for the remote power adjustment flashes. I like the current Cactus triggers but not their flashes, and I lke the current Yonguo flashes but not the triggers. We'll see what they come up with. The speculation that the current 560 iii flashes at $80 will support the power adjustment is encouraging. There are smaill annoyances about the Cactus v5 design that I would like to be addressed.
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There are small annoyances about the Cactus v5 design that I would like to be addressed.
What are those small annoyances?

I identified a few minor issues in my review myself, but am curious about what you think.
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