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RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount

B&H # RPWTKMF Mfr # RS-RT03K4C/HS
You Pay: $45.00
Product Highlights
  • Range up to 85 Feet
  • Works with Any Flash Unit
  • 4-Wireless Channels
  • Runs on 2 AAA Batteries

The Dot Line Corporation's RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount fires any photographic flash unit from any camera that has a hot shoe or PC outlet. The transmitter has a standard hot shoe as well as a standard PC synch cable for cameras that do not have a hot shoe contact. It runs on a replaceable 12V battery (included), which is good for up to 20,000 firings.

The receiver has a PC outlet and a mono synch jack for studio flash units along with an adapter for 3.5mm synch flash units. It runs on two AAA batteries (not included) for up to 30,000 triggerings. Both the transmitter and receiver feature a stand-by mode that saves battery power. The wireless signal from the transmitter is encoded to help protect the unit from radio frequency interference, ensuring that your flash unit fires only when you want them to. A test button is included to fire the flash units without exposing the image. Range is up to 85 feet.

RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount
  • PC Cord
  • Varta 23GA Battery
  • Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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    RPS LightingRS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount
     
    3.5

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Packs small / compresses (5)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (8)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (8)
    • Weddings (7)
    • Family photos (5)
    • Studio (5)
    • Home (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Professional (4), Enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    very good equipment

    is very good, although I have not tried with two flash, outdoor use for wedding photos, models and portrait sessions. Sometimes he misses a shot, but I think it's because the flash...Read complete review

    is very good, although I have not tried with two flash, outdoor use for wedding photos, models and portrait sessions. Sometimes he misses a shot, but I think it's because the flash is not ready. It's great to fire the flash placed behind the subject being photographed. The tripod grip system is rather weak, they could design something better and trembles when transported and it appears that the flash is going to fall ... and is dropped, especially in the careers of wedding photos.

    Despite all this I am very happy with the kit, my partner and also has them too happy, not a bad buy at all, the operating range is very good, I have taken photos at 15 and 20 meters away from where they are devices located all successful ..... worth buying ... yes, just be careful when carrying the flash mounted on a tripod, you can drop the flash.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sent it back twice, once for good.

    I was extremely excited to receive this product, especially as we had a our 2nd wedding coming up. We got the package, set it up, put our 430EX II on it, and...Read complete review

    I was extremely excited to receive this product, especially as we had a our 2nd wedding coming up. We got the package, set it up, put our 430EX II on it, and immediately the contacts pulled away from the unit from the weight of the flash. We sent the item back, but they didn't send the replacement out soon enough for us to use it for the wedding. We ended up just buying and using a 10' cord and flash bracket for almost half the price from National Camera Exchange the DAY of the wedding, which worked flawlessly.
    We just received the second trigger in the mail yesterday, and although it is the Series II, and it is made a little better, I just don't trust it to hold my flash up, or to function consistently enough to do weddings.
    I should have known it would be too good to be true, but B&H handled both returns extremely well, so I don't regret trying.

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    3.0

    Inexpensive and cheap

    By Alan

    from Oakland, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy to set up
    • Lightweight
    • Simple to use

    Cons

    • Slower Shutter Speed
    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

    • Low Budget
    • Multiple Flashes

    Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

    Just to add to the other reviews, I have been using this system for a while now. I bought it because it was so inexpensive, and I didn't know for sure what I needed. I have 7 receivers, but only four of them are working now. One died when the stand it was on fell over, the other two I am not sure about, but they seem to be broken too (I need to spend some time testing equipment, they may be working). They are cheaply made, and changing the angle of the flash is very awkward (the holder adds a few inches to the distance between the axis of rotation and the head of the flash, so you usually have to reposition the flash every time you change the angle in order to keep the light on the subject).

    The strangest problem I have had with this system is that in certain places the flashes keep firing due to radio signals coming from unknown sources. I can't figure out the source of these signals (I'm on public lands miles away from the nearest building), but I think that it may be some sort of remote sensing, perhaps linked to government anti-drug smuggling efforts (really!).

    I am considering getting 2.4 GHz transmitters and receivers to see if that solves the problem.

    Also, as many have mentioned, your sync speed may need to be reduced. I still get a very fine shadow of the shutter curtain at 1/160 s shutter speed, and can only sync full frame at 1/125 s (with a Canon 5D Mk II).

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    4.0

    great product for the price

    By CPooleman

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

    portrait, weddings and Green screen work.

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    2.0

    Was too loose on the on the hot shoe

    By hannibaljim

    from Hannibal Mo.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Unreliable
    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

      Very loose on the hot shoe. If was tight I would have kept it. Can not afford to loose a flash over a small thing like that. Maybe they will look into replacing the part .

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      5.0

      Is the best product to my bussisness

      By Raven

      from Arroyo, PR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Have no cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Underwater
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

      It is usefull to my shoots. help me see differrent angle and perspective

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      2.0

      It Giveth And It Taketh

      By Karen The Photographer

      from Connecticut

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

        The product works just as I want it to, but the construction is very poor. All receivers I bought just popped off at the "seam" and had to be taped backed together.

        Also, the hotshoe transmitter can be finicky at times, so make sure you've mounted it well.

        So, it's great that it works but is really disappointing that it literally falls apart.

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        4.0

        Inexpensive and works well

        By MOTOvated

        from Randleman, NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

          Works great right out of box after adding batteries. 430exII fits snuggly and securely. No misfires. For the price works great. The construction isn't top of the line but neither is the price. But for the money better than I expected. Great for off camera lighting. Fits easily in backpack. Great buy. Will buy more very soon.

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          4.0

          Just what I was looking for

          By OVER ST

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

          Exactly fit functionality I needed. The reciever hotshoe is too loose and if you don't take precautions, your flash may fall off. With a little gaffer tape it works fine. The loose fit is a flaw I'd recommend fixing in an upgrade, but does the trick.

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          3.0

          Not bad for the price

          By Matt Msgraphics

          from West Bend, Wi

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

          For the price the unit rocks but it does have some really bad parts. As other have pointed out the flashes do not stay on the unit that good if you tilt the unit down the flash/flashes will fall off even if you have them on tight.
          So if you buy this unit do one thing and Tape the flash in place plus the Umbrella hole is a bit loose too so be careful with that to.
          If you are working on a small budget and need a wireless flash unit this is a great buy just remember to use tape.

          Bottom line for me is I would recommend this to a friend that is working on a budget as the unit works great.

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          1.0

          Very Dissatisfied

          By Jim

          from Macomb, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Unreliable
          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

          • None

          Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

          The reciever case broke at the small attachment screws holding the plastic case together the 1st time I tried it out. Very poor construction. I was very gentle with the unit. Only had my 430EX on it once. Luckily it broke when the flash was not on it or it might have fallen from the tripod. Don't buy this product.

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          3.0

          Just what I was looking for

          By Gaylene

          from Okotoks, AB

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

          It works just as you would expect. I used this product when I have limited space and want to use my SB-600 off my camera. I would have given it a higher rating but the plastic it is made of is a little flimsy and the hotshoe connections are very loose. It seems like my flash kind of hangs from it. But contact is still made and the flash fires consistently. I would recommend it, especially for the price.

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          4.0

          It works as expected. Very good.

          By Jose Alvarez

          from North Charleston, SC

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

            I use it to trigger several flash when shooting outdoors.

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            • No

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            4.0

            very good equipment

            By alvaro delgado

            from cartagena, colombia

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Efficient
            • Functional

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Great for wedding
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

            is very good, although I have not tried with two flash, outdoor use for wedding photos, models and portrait sessions. Sometimes he misses a shot, but I think it's because the flash is not ready. It's great to fire the flash placed behind the subject being photographed. The tripod grip system is rather weak, they could design something better and trembles when transported and it appears that the flash is going to fall ... and is dropped, especially in the careers of wedding photos.

            Despite all this I am very happy with the kit, my partner and also has them too happy, not a bad buy at all, the operating range is very good, I have taken photos at 15 and 20 meters away from where they are devices located all successful ..... worth buying ... yes, just be careful when carrying the flash mounted on a tripod, you can drop the flash.

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            1.0

            Sent it back twice, once for good.

            By thebigtverberg

            from SCF, WI

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Durable

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Portraits

            Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

            I was extremely excited to receive this product, especially as we had a our 2nd wedding coming up. We got the package, set it up, put our 430EX II on it, and immediately the contacts pulled away from the unit from the weight of the flash. We sent the item back, but they didn't send the replacement out soon enough for us to use it for the wedding. We ended up just buying and using a 10' cord and flash bracket for almost half the price from National Camera Exchange the DAY of the wedding, which worked flawlessly.
            We just received the second trigger in the mail yesterday, and although it is the Series II, and it is made a little better, I just don't trust it to hold my flash up, or to function consistently enough to do weddings.
            I should have known it would be too good to be true, but B&H handled both returns extremely well, so I don't regret trying.

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            5.0

            Great trigger!

            By Ep-photo[@]

            from Salem, Oregon

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

              I used the trigger for all kinds of projects and it works great! I used it with a compact soft box and a speedlite 580x

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              5.0

              An Excellent Off-Camera Flash Solution

              By San Diego

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Seems Fragile

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

              [...]I was amazing by the range, ease of use, and effectiveness provided when using the product. The lighting possibilities are now endless when using this product.

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              4.0

              So far, so good.

              By JoleenWillis Photo

              from Sonora, CA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good price value

              Cons

              • Unsecure umbrella mount

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

              I'm using this product with my Speedlite 580 EX II, in combination with Westcott speedlite softbox.
              So far it's done it's job as a wireless transmitter, and it's built better (more solid) than a cactus transmitter) which is what I was using before it fell and broke.
              The umbrella mount built in is a nice idea, but it doesn't have a screw to tighten the umbrella rod in place, so I was too scared to use it after seeing it wasn't that secure, and had to just double up with another umbrella mount anyways, which was kinda annoying.
              Overall, I'm glad I have it because it got the job done, but there are certainly ways to improve on it.
              Not a bad buy compared to a pocket wizard.

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              5.0

              Great unit!

              By Pat Page

              from Las Vegas. NV

              About Me Professional

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

                I honestly can't say anything bad about this unit! After purchasing the basic unit I then purchased two additional hot shoes. I use three flashes with this one trigger and I couldn't be happier.
                It may be a little lightweight for some, but I ove it.

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                4.0

                Good Product

                By Skip

                from Columbus, Ohio

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Durable

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT03K/4CHS Wireless 4-Channel Flash Trigger Kit w/ Hot Shoe & Umbrella Mount:

                Bought these looking for a cheap entry into the Strobist-type photography. So far has been a very useful tool. I uses these on my Pentax k20d and they work well. No misfires.

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