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by RichS100 on Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:17 pm
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I have decided that I want to get further into Hummingbird photography and am looking at buying a 4 flash setup to go with my Nikon D4. As the D4 doesn't have a built in flash I'm assuming I will need a flash trigger to go on the camera. What setup would you recommend? Nikon flashes are out of my price range so what else have you used with good results?

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by SantaFeJoe on Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:11 pm
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Here's a couple of links that may help:

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=258854

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=255303
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by RichS100 on Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:53 am
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Thanks Joe.

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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:43 am
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Any of the triggers like the Photix sold for a very reasonable cost here on NSN will work well.
 

by RichS100 on Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:39 pm
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Thanks EJ. On the links that Joe gave they seem to mention Yongnuo units. I went to Yongnuo and found several trigger and flash units that seem like they would work quite well. The set with 3 Yongnuo 560iv flash units and a 560TX on camera transmitter seemed like it would work well, does anyone here use this setup?

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by ajq on Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:37 pm
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I use four Yongnuo YN 560-II flash units and the Cowboy Studio 4-channel wireless triggers for my hummingbird flash photography setup.
 

by RichS100 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:52 pm
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ajq wrote:
I use four Yongnuo YN 560-II flash units and the Cowboy Studio 4-channel wireless triggers for my hummingbird flash photography setup.



Thanks, I ordered 4 Yongnuo 560iv flashes and a 560TX transmitter today, I'm looking forward to having a better Hummer setup.

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by Doug Brown on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:05 am
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I use the Yongnuo 560iii flashes with a 560TX transmitter for multiple flash setups in my Costa Rica workshops. No complaints at all. They're a real bargain and they work great! The only difference between the iv and the iii is that the iv has transmitter functionality while the iii is a receiver only.
 

by RichS100 on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:06 pm
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Doug Brown wrote:
I use the Yongnuo 560iii flashes with a 560TX transmitter for multiple flash setups in my Costa Rica workshops. No complaints at all. They're a real bargain and they work great! The only difference between the iv and the iii is that the iv has transmitter functionality while the iii is a receiver only.



Thanks Doug, it's good to hear that they have stood up to workshop use. I received them on Friday and started playing with them yesterday, I can see that I will have to buy an extra set of batteries (18) so I won't have to stop shooting when the first sets get depleted. I've got a lot to learn about flash placement !

Rich
 

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