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06-20-2021, 12:36 PM - 1 Like   #1
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using dumb radio flash trigger as camera remote trigger??

curious if anyone has tried using basic/dumb radio triggers to remotely fire the camera?

as in a pc socket from radio receiver to a mono jack input of the camera body?

the triggers i have are wansen radio triggers which seem to be rebadged cowboy studio and the like

i do use cactus v6 to fire my cameras remotely and never thought twice about using the mono jack to mono jack deal which i reckon is basically a pc sync port on the cactus v6

seems i could do the same with the basic radio triggers but figured i'd ask before diving right in it......
kinda like the idea of using the simple radio triggers as their profile is much smaller and their are no contacts on the receiver foot

have seen some neewer riggers that are similar radio triggers that will do both flash and camera remote



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thanks! but already use V6s to remote the camera triggering............asking about using the dumb radio triggers in the same manner
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Isn't that exactly what the cactus is doing? Seems like it ought to work.

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Isn't that exactly what the cactus is doing? Seems like it ought to work.
i believe so but not sure......it's the not sure that prompted asking........
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I've used a pair of cactus V5 triggers, they are real basic "Dumb" triggers.
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I have some cheap radio triggers from neewer. They can trigger the camera when connected to the remote/cable release connection of the camera.

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I have some cheap radio triggers from neewer. They can trigger the camera when connected to the remote/cable release connection of the camera.
cool thanks.....however are they the ones that state they are for camera remote as well?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aaron28 Quote
curious if anyone has tried using basic/dumb radio triggers to remotely fire the camera?
Yongnuo RF603N II work nicely for this task, but require a separate 2.5mm release cable:


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1096385-REG/yongnuo_rf_603ii_n3_rf_60...981&

amazon.com : Foto&Tech 2.5mm-C1 Remote Control Shutter Release Cable Compatible with Canon SL3 T6i T6S T5 T5i T4i T3i T3 T2i XT XTi XSi SL2/ RP R M 700D 650D 600D 550D 500D 1100D 80D 70D 60D/PowerShot G16 G15 G5 X : Camera & Photo?tag=pentaxforums-20&


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QuoteOriginally posted by Aaron28 Quote
cool thanks.....however are they the ones that state they are for camera remote as well?
This funktion is advertised for them, yes - there is a switch on the triggers to select flash or camera operation as well (as stevebrot pointed out, a release cable with a 2.5 mm jack is required to connect trigger and camera)
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Those cameras using the CS-205 will work with the cable included with the Yongnuo RF603C II (i.e. Canon version). Worked with my K-10D.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Papa_Joe Quote
Those cameras using the CS-205 will work with the cable included with the Yongnuo RF603C II (i.e. Canon version). Worked with my K-10D.
So true.

However, the Canon version of the RF603 II is a bit problematic due to contact interference while the Nikon version has the accidental benefit of supporting the "ready" contact on both the shoe and foot for both wakeup and flash ready support. The same is true of the Nikon flavor of the YN560-TXII controller.


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This funktion is advertised for them, yes - there is a switch on the triggers to select flash or camera operation as well (as stevebrot pointed out, a release cable with a 2.5 mm jack is required to connect trigger and camera)
kewl beans....appreciate the fyi...................


not looking to get or buy any triggers......hoping to use the cheapies i have with the cables i have.........it seems that i likely can

appreciate y'all's input and help!
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