Essential Kit Remote Flash: Control The t Using One Of These Remote Options
As you will have discovered on the previous pages, controlling the direction of the light is one of the key ways to ensure great results, suo you have to take your flash off the top of the camera. To do this you need to choose a way
of firing the flash remotely. Here are the three main options.
- #1 Plug-in cables. A cable that retains all of the automatic functions is the easiest way to take your flash off-camera. Prices start at around £35 for a 3m cable from Lastolite. But unlike the wireless systems the length of the cable
limits the position of the flash, and with longer versions there's always the danger of tripping over.
- #2 Radio triggers. If you are happy setting the flash power manually, you can get a set of basic radio triggers from Youngou and Hähnel from £30 to £50. But if you want to keep the automatic TTL functions you'll have to spend at least
£100 on the Hähnel Tuff TTL triggers, or even more on the Pocket Wizard models.
- #3 Built-in wireless systems. Many cameras can control flashguns off-camera by using the built-in flash. To use this you'll need a flashguns that's compatible with your camera which normally means buying one of the manufacturers'
own models. But you do get automatic TTL exposure control without having t buy any extra kit.