Which trigger / transceiver setup is best for me?

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    Which trigger / transceiver setup is best for me?

    Hey all!

    I recently shot a wedding where where I wanted to use my Nikon SB-800 as a "strobe" during the reception with softbox while using my SB-910 on-camera. Because of my constant positioning through the room, I wasn't always able to maintain line-of-sight with the 800 in Master / Slave mode, so the 800 rarely triggered (and I had to remove the softbox diffuser because it interfered with line-of-sight for some reason, so I ultimately only had a silver reflective umbrella).

    I have an fm radio transmitter with 2 separate receivers, but the transmitter does not allow an on-camera flash. This is basically what I have now: https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Wirele...=Flash+trigger

    What is the best / cheapest way to have a transmitter / trigger on-camera while still being able to use the on-camera hotshoe flash, and trigger an off-camera flash as a strobe?

    i was looking at this transceiver set, but didn't know if it would ultimately provide my solution. https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Channe...iver+ttl+Nikon

    Still relatively new to multiple on & off-camera lighting as I primarily use natural or single on-camera flash, so any help deciphering what it is I need is greatly appreciated! Thanks!


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    You want cheap and good triggers look at Yongnuo triggers. They come in a pair for $35 CDN. I have two pairs of them and you can imagine the trigger combinations. They have never failed me. Just Google Yongnuo RF603N II. Ive had them a couple years and Im sure they have been upgraded even better.

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    I use Paul C. Buffs triggers and receivers

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    ive had good luck with yongnuo 568EX flashes and the yongnuo 622n radio triggers.
    the yongnuo triggers also worked well with my sb600 and sb700 flashes.


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