Seagull Remote Slave Trigger for Digital Camera SYK-5

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Seagull Remote Slave Trigger for Digital Camera SYK-5
- Model: Seagull SYK-5
- Color: Black
- Material: Plastic + aluminum alloy
- Mini and compact design
- High sensitivity
- Remote range: L=guide number/2
- Universal design for most brand speedlight
- Two sync modes
- 1. Forced sync
- 2. Delay styc: adjustable delay time: 70ms ~1.5s
- 3. Red-eye reduction digital camera
- Perfect for photograpy studio
Dimensions: 1.57 in x 1.38 in x 1.06 in
Weight: 0.99 oz

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94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 18)

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  • A real cost-saver for multiple flashes

    posted by topflight on 22:11:06 G7T 03/07/2012 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: This is a very inexpensive option for wireless flash triggers involving modern digital cameras.

    Cons: Can fall apart easily, but goes back just as easily. Does not work in sunlight or with bright overhead lights. Takes some finagling to get the secondary flash adjustment just right for your camera.

    Other: If you need to trigger multiple indoor strobes, get this. It goes well with other inexpensive DealExtreme strobes. You can have an arsenal of wireless strobes for less than the cost of one brand-name wireless trigger.

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  • works well

    posted by Tinou74650 on 05:41:34 G6T 12/06/2012 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Works well, fit on a tripod and can carry a standard flashlight. The cell goes on the front, you have to take it in account when you put the flashlight on the scene.

    Cons: you have to trim the delay for the preflash: I use the red eye mode. Keep in mind that you loose the the TTL (throught the lens) light measurment.

    Other: Prefer using a manual flash where you can adjust the power.

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  • a good one

    posted by salcudean on 15:19:04 G10T 04/10/2011 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Cheap, easy to use.
    Allows to experiment with off camera flash mounted on a light stand [metal thread]
    - PC sync connector that makes it useful with cameras that does not have hot shoe.

    Cons: It does not have a system to block the flash on it. That would be useful for different small flashes.

    Other: It is the second one I have, I will buy another one if I'll ever need one.

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  • works with my canon 430exii!

    posted by badtzdiana on 00:14:28 G10T 20/10/2010 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: finally found a small gadget to trigger my canon 430exii and still can use with my pop up flash to trigger it! Was using a Rf remote control to trigger my canon flash externally and popup flash not able to be used when trigger is mounted on camera's hotshoe.

    Cons: it fores when my pop up flash fires pre-flash!! Still trying to figure out how to disable the pre flash on my 50D.

    Other: Great product, small and easy to setup for external flash. No need battery or any other stuff!!

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  • Camera dependant

    posted by Osramp on 10:01:55 G6T 02/06/2010 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Cheap, no batteries. Very easy to use and rather well built. Looks very professional.

    Cons: It will depend on the camera you own, if it will work properly. It trigges my old Metz Mecablitz allright, but it is always late. Even with delay on minimum, you will get 8 out of 10 fires too late. On my D80, unusable with internal flash. External flash is in repair so no test for the moment. Strangely, it will not at all trigger my ols Philips P625. Not through hot shoe as well as the sync cable. It does fire a flah when connecting the slave to the flash.

    Other: Buy it and try it.

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  • Works with some limitations

    posted by yoolio on 09:42:50 G2T 08/02/2009 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: - works with most point and shoots (at least all I have tried)
    - easy way to experiment with of camera flash
    - allows to use slave flashes with cameras without hot shoe
    - metal thread to mount it on tripods

    Cons: - rather poor build quality (some glueing was needed on all units I received)
    - don't work with my 450D in pre-flash mode with shutter times shorter than 1/25s
    - dont't work with older flashes with high trigger voltages

    Other: I would only recomend it if you want to use it with a camera without hot shoe. Otherwise I would buy radio triggers.

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  • SYK-5 + G9 + old Vivitar 283 = Nice Light

    posted by fhecker on 18:55:02 G12T 10/12/2008 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: It works. I've set G9 to Manual flash mode, Minimum output (Red-eye reduction is off.) SYK-5 is set to flash (not redeye) mode.
    I have a homebrew white plastic diffuser (round 8" food container) rigged in front of flash.
    Loverly diffuse light...

    Cons: Had to try out various settings on SYK-5, G9 & Vivitar flash, but it wasn't too painful. Occasionally unit does fire off a random flash.

    Other: Delighted.

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  • works w/ Canon 430EX

    posted by fanyangto2 on 13:44:19 G12T 01/12/2008 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Confirmed working with my Canon 430EX. The flash can be triggered continuously without turning off and on the flash. That was a problem haunting SYK-3 and most optical triggers on the market today.
    Confirmed that even with the delay dial turned down to the lowest level, it's not working with the TTL preflash. According to other reviewers, the preflash will trigger the flash gun, but the delay is too long that it misses the main flash.

    Cons: Strangely, even when the red-eye reduction switch is off, the flash trigger behavior is still affected by the delay dial.
    If I turned the dial up, there will be longer pause after each flash before you can trigger the next one. If I turned the dial down, the pause (no flash period) is too short to be noticeable).

    Other: Great product. The seller should focus on the Canon EX flashes as the main selling point.
    You can't find cheaper trigger that works with Canon EX flashes (damn Canon again!)

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  • Nice little flash trigger

    posted by falcon_1898 on 00:48:19 G11T 18/11/2008 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Easy to set up...well there is no setup really, just insert the flash, and off you go.
    The flash sync port is extremely useful. I use mine with the Yinyan BY-28ZP bought from DX. The hot shoe on that flash is a little finicky, so the pc-sync port is really nice to trigger that flash.
    The hot shoe works fine with my 430EX.
    It's a Seagull - good brand

    Cons: Perhaps due to rough handling during shipping, the unit came defective. I could feel there's something loose/springy inside, and it didn't work as described - will only trigger when I tap the outter case.
    So I pried open the back cover, and found that one of the leads to the photocell came undone. Nothing a little soldering won't do though.
    Does not really work with TTL flash metering, as the first pulse will trigger the slave. In other words, normal mode is too fast for TTL, and redeye mode is too slow for TTL. So you have to use manual flash, which isn't really a problem, because you expect to grab quick snapshots when playing with multiple flashes anyway...there's setup time.

    Other: Very nice little flash slave trigger!

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  • A perfect REMOTE SLAVE TRIGGER

    posted by ruverto on 05:34:37 G11T 08/11/2008 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Wonderful trigger hot shoe Easy to use and fast to set up. Just slip your flash unit in the hotshoe and start shooting.

    Cons: The red-eye function is a bit problematic. It's just a simple delay but you have to experiment a little before you get it right. TTL flashes can make it trigger prematurely but, as you will be using more than one flash, you should probably turn TTL off. This is possible with canon camera and MANUAL program.

    Other: Even if you already have a wireless trigger set, this unit will allow you to quickly and inexpensively add another flash unit to your arsenal. If you don't have a canon camera, you can also buy the even cheaper version, since you probably won't be using the red-eye feature much anyway. But with canon camera... it's indispensable

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