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06-10-2011, 11:15 PM   #166
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Also, don't forget if you have your flash set to "contrast control" it will double your shutter sync exposure. This setting should be disabled on your remote flash.

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I'm looking to use my V5s as wireless triggers but I'm not willing to pay the $10 they want for the cables... Does anyone know if any of these three will work as alternatives to the cable?
This is the one on gadgetinfinity http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?productid=17590&cat=278&page=1

These are what I thought might be okay to use
$1.29 - 2.5mm Male to 3.5mm Female Audio Cable - Cables & Adapters
$0.97 - 3.5mm Male to 2.5mm Male Audio Cable (50CM-Length) - Audio Accessories & Earphones
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/3-5mm-male-to-2-5mm-male-audio-adapter-cable-100cm-length-48641
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I assume so, cause the cable from Gadget Infinity is really nothing more than a male to male 3.5 to 2.5 adapter. The pin layout is the same in both ends. — I just double-checked with a multimeter.

The first one might be a bit short though. Personally I'd go for the last / most expensive one with a 90 degree bend in one end. That's practical, especially at the camera end.
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Personally I'd go for the last / most expensive one with a 90 degree bend in one end. That's practical, especially at the camera end.
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Andi Lo, if you get one of these, let us know whether it worked. As Autodidact said, it should work. The only reason why it might not could be that the cables swap around contacts, but don't see why they should do that.

Note that your first one is a male to female. You'd have to add one of the supplied cables to connect it to the transceiver.

I'd get a male to male and your last one seems to be the best choice because of the flexible length and the 90° bend at the camera end.

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I bought a cheap 2.5 to 3.5 male to male cable as suggested here. I tried it once and it worked fine. Any of these cables should work. Thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
+1

Andi Lo, if you get one of these, let us know whether it worked. As Autodidact said, it should work. The only reason why it might not could be that the cables swap around contacts, but don't see why they should do that.

Note that your first one is a male to female. You'd have to add one of the supplied cables to connect it to the transceiver.

I'd get a male to male and your last one seems to be the best choice because of the flexible length and the 90° bend at the camera end.
I'm trying to guess why people are using cables. I think the one application is:
a. Some of the strobist information shows velcroing the rf trigger to the side of the flash with a short cable going to the trigger. I think this is so that the flash will still be centered within an umbrella mount.

b. The only application for a longer cable, is to use the Cactus as a shutter trigger. that must be it.

Other than the above, why not just let the flash stand on the top shoe of the trigger? Not sure why folks want longer cables?
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The only application for a longer cable, is to use the Cactus as a shutter trigger.
Yes, that was the context in which the above cable discussion was held.

If one uses a V5 as a receiver for a flash then often it is possible to put the flash on the receiver directly. Sometimes, as you observed, however, it is better to mount the flash directly on a cold shoe and connect the receiver via a short cable.
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fwiw, i bought the cheap ebay cable and it works fine with camera and v5

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fwiw, i bought the cheap ebay cable and it works fine with camera and v5
Thanks for confirming.
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I just came across this very good comparison between the Cactus V4, Cactus V5, Yongnuo RF602 and Yongnuo RF603.
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I just received my dealextreme 2.5 to 3.5mm cable and it works like charm
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Bonjour,
je possède les cacatus v5 et un pentax kr, ma question est bête : comment changer le channel sur l'appareil ? Par defaut mon boitier va sur le channel 1 et je n'arrive pas a passer sur une autre fréquence.
Merci
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Bonjour,
je possède les cacatus v5 et un pentax kr, ma question est bête : comment changer le channel sur l'appareil ? Par defaut mon boitier va sur le channel 1 et je n'arrive pas a passer sur une autre fréquence.
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Bonjour,

Je crois que si l'émetteur est réglé sur le canal un il va déclencher n'importe quel récepteur fixé à un par cinq. (Les canaux bleu) mais ne déclenchera pas n'importe quel canal supérieur à cinq. J'espère que cela aide!

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