Rated 3 out of
simple approach to remote flash"Decent unit, plastic feels a bit flimsy but it came in superb closed cell foam padded packaging. The receiver has feet on it to stand a flash unit up, but their spacing is pretty narrow so a larger heavier or bulkier flash typically tips it over easily. The receiver can also be tripod mounted for added security and more shooting flexibility. The transmitter mounts on the cameras hotshoe via a flimsy plastic plate. Could see it breaking easily. There is a thumbscrew lock to secure the unit into the hotshoe. Be wary you don't overtighten and break or chip the mounting plate. The radio triggers the flash just fine and comes with three sync cords so the receiver can be connected to studio strobes. In ten test fires, I had 2 misfires, where the flash didn't fire at all. There are 4 jumper switches to set frequency with on the transmitter and receiver (make sure both units have their jumpers configured the same, or it won't fire) and switching frequencies didn't seem to change the misfire rate at all, so it's not likely interference from other household items. Be sure to check the manufacturers website for compatibility, as some types of flash units are incompatible. (Tested and worked with a Nissin Di622 MkII however the website lists the unit as incompatible with the Mk I) Lastly, two AAA batteries were included in the box (For the receiver) but the ones in mine were leaking. No big deal as I have tons of double and triple A cells on hand anyways, but something to watch for if it matters to you. deducted stars for the leaky batteries and the occasional misfire, otherwise, at it's pricepoint, it's a functional way to trigger a flash with no TTL metering and without line-of sight."