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Advice sought - wireless flash trigger
« on: January 03, 2017, 02:26:18 PM »
I realise this is not necessarily film centric, but I hope someone can help.

I have a flash lighting kit from these people: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Fotobyte-uk-camera-accessories

The little trigger stopped working recently. I am not sure what frequency it works on (ie is there a cheap alternative).

They seem to sell the whole kit here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trigger-Remote-studio-flash-wireless-4-Channel-SONY-MINOLTA-A33-A550-A500-Camera-/112031485883?hash=item1a1598cfbb

I only need the little trigger (in the centre).

Actually I just found this on my phone, so maybe there is another company that makes them to the same spec?



Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Re: Advice sought - wireless flash trigger
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 07:18:51 PM »
I would go back to the supplier to see if they can supply just the transmitter on its own. If not, then you may have to buy the lot. I wouldn't assume another transmitter would work, even if it uses the same frequency.
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Re: Advice sought - wireless flash trigger
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 09:12:48 PM »
Definitely don't assume that because things look the same on the outside that they will have the same things on the inside.

Did you check the battery? I know it's a dumb question but you never know. Could also be oxide on the contacts...
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Re: Advice sought - wireless flash trigger
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 10:10:37 PM »
Thanks

I did email them and they replied that they sold the transmitter separately, but the guy sent me a link to the whole kit again:

http://photo-bright.co.uk/trigger-remote-studio-flash-wireless-4-channel-sony-minolta-a33-a550-a500-camera-99-p.asp

I reread the ebay listing and thought it said no battery was necessary for the transmitter (as it is powered via the camera), but it's actually the receiver, so I will try and open it up and see what's in there.

Cheers (I will keep you posted)!

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Re: Advice sought - wireless flash trigger
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 10:34:47 PM »
I think you might see a battery like the ones used in remote starters for cars. It's usually a small 12 volt thing.
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Re: Advice sought - wireless flash trigger
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 05:56:03 PM »
On the box in the picture it says 23A 12V battery. I think they also use those in things like garage door remote controls.
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Re: Advice sought - wireless flash trigger
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 09:00:09 AM »
Huzzah, it works!
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Re: Advice sought - wireless flash trigger
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 08:39:26 PM »
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