Good starter set
March 16, 2013
I recently acquired a set of the Cactus V5 wireless triggers and I must say I am pleased so far with them. Very easy to setup and use. They come with a set of batteries to get you started, which is nice. Obviously, a good set of AAA rechargeables should be factored in to your purchase. You'll need at least 4 (2 per unit).
The set comes with two little flash stands, so you can mount your flash to the transceiver, then mount the transceiver on the stand and set it on a flat surface.
Each unit also has a tripod mount, so you can mount them to a tripod/lightstand.
The battery trays are a light plastic, like the rest of the body, so be careful. They slide out entirely, which makes replacing the batteries easy.
The ability to control each flash individually, or create groups of flashes is a nice touch. However, the dials can be difficult to read, and can easily be changed by accident while handling the transceiver. Best to double-check your settings each time.
As these are basic devices don't expect any fancy camera control for them. Just a simple trigger.
Overall, nice little starter units for just over $100 after taxes at the time of this writing.
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