Radio slave kit - need help

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Hello,

My goal is to get a radio slave transceiver / receiver kit, so that I can wirelessly trigger a strobe from a Speed Graphic or SLR.

I've been looking at the Pocketwizards, and now I'm truly confused.

Is there a kit that will give me both a Hotshoe mounted transceiver which I can use cables to sync to a bi-post/pc, as well as give me a receiver that can fire any flash such as a studio strobe, hotshoe mounted flash, etc?

I keep looking at the Pocketwizards on the internet, but they all look like hotshoe mounted transceivers. I used a friend's pocketwizard once, and I remember two distinctly different units.
 

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Use a controller from an RC car or plane. They sell the entire system at most hobby shops. Maybe that might work.

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I've used an ebay radio kit like the one Matt links to. Phottix something something. It was so prone to failure that I eventually sold it. Went back to ordinary cords. The transmitter it hot shoe mountable but also has a socket for the included PC cord.
 

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Also, look at the Paul Buff (or Duff) R/t/rs, I have them. They are about $130.00 (both) and great.
 

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Pocketwizards can be triggerred by the hot shoe or cable - it takes two units, one on the camera to transmit and one on the flash to receive and trigger the flash. Pocketwizards are not exactly cheap, but they are reliable.

Bob
 
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