Help with radio trigger

Registered: Mar 27, 2012
Total Posts: 9
Country: United States

I just upgraded to 2 new alien bees from some old Britek's I have a generic radio setup, but found it to be unreliable at times. I want something that is 1) reliable 2) can get a transmitter and 2 receivers for around $300. I do not need ttl or control for hot shoe flashes.

any suggestions?


Registered: Aug 21, 2008
Total Posts: 8561
Country: United States

stanzel wrote: I just upgraded to 2 new alien bees...

One of these:

and two of these:

will get you started nicely. Very reliable, and 100% compatible with Alien Bees.

Michael White
Registered: Jan 21, 2007
Total Posts: 1370
Country: United States

Go with. The new pocket wizard 3's. they not much more than your budget nd they're the standard for. Triggers

Registered: Jul 08, 2008
Total Posts: 1528
Country: United States

Also look at Radiopopper JrX Studios...remote manual power control of bees and older hotshoe flashes. I noticed someone has a set in the buy/sell forum...

Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1052
Country: Canada

Radiopopper JrX Studios or the Paul C. Buff products. I've been using the cybersynchs for ages and can't believe I havent busted them yet.

Registered: Jul 16, 2009
Total Posts: 1273
Country: United States

another vote for the radiopopper jrx (studio). very reliable.
my only nits with them is that the transmitter adjusting knobs have no detent, so it can be hard to return quickly to a previous setting, and a little easy to disturb the setting without meaning to. and they use not-so-common batteries.

Registered: Aug 21, 2008
Total Posts: 8561
Country: United States

I should add that with the CyberSyncs you can add a Cyber Commander at a later date as your budget allows, giving full remote control and strobe metering of the Alien Bees. The CC will work with the CS receivers.