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RadioPopperNano Receiver
 
4.1

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Attaches securely (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (9)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Studio (4)
  • Indoors (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works As Advertised

The Radio Popper Nano Receiver is the most consistently firing trigger I have used. I also have the Pocket Wizard Flex system and they are completely unreliable. I'm ready to dump them. YOu...Read complete review

The Radio Popper Nano Receiver is the most consistently firing trigger I have used. I also have the Pocket Wizard Flex system and they are completely unreliable. I'm ready to dump them. YOu can hardly ever get the stars to align right to get them to fire. The Radio Poppers on the other hand work as they should, every time.

I also appreciate the small size. I do location families and commercial work and size and weight are a main concern.

The only thing I dislike is that the battery door slides off completely and because of this, I lost a battery door on a hectic, fast moving job last week. Now I'll have to resort to duct tape, I suppose.

Other than that, these are great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Think hard before jumping

I bought the Nano trigger, and two receivers. They will not work with my Canon 1d Mk11n, and my flashes 580ex, and 420ex. I have called customer support twice, during business...Read complete review

I bought the Nano trigger, and two receivers. They will not work with my Canon 1d Mk11n, and my flashes 580ex, and 420ex. I have called customer support twice, during business hours, no luck. I bought them to work with my Westcott portable umbrellas, and they won't work, because you have to take off the flash mount bracket, so you can screw on the receiver. When doing so, it removes the umbrella mount, rendering it useless. Also, unless you are going to buy the Canon flash extension, they won't work, because of a lack of plugs on the flash, to connect to the receiver.

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3.0

Easily broken

By CF

from NC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Portraits

Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

I have 5 of these. 4 are currently broken. The plate that attaches to the flash came off of one, and the antenna broke off of two of them, and one just doesn't work for whatever reason. When new, they worked great, and were very consistent. I use them for weddings, and think maybe they are better suited for a slower paced studio setting.

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4.0

Works Great

By Sharon

from Dunnellon, FL

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

    I bought this so that I can use my speedlite along with my strobe. It works with my older RadioPopper receiver, plus the new receive I just purchased. It took a little time to figure out how to sync it all since the directions only give you generalize info, but I finally got it all to work nicely.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good as long as you can get a connection

    By SprockCapn

    from Billings, MT

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Hard Connection

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Low Light
    • Portraits

    Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

    I couldn't figure out why the flash wasn't working when I first tried it. Upon further inspection I wasn't getting a good connection because the hot shoe set screws make for a tight connection to my Canon 430 Ex II. Once I realized I had to shove it in there and wiggle it around I was able to get a connection. It is also super tight and hard to get back out. But seems built better than other similar stuff and does what it's supposed to. Hopefully this helps someone else that experiences a similar issue.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Works As Advertised

    By Jim in Nags Head

    from North Carolina

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dependable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Needs A Battery Door Stop

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

    The Radio Popper Nano Receiver is the most consistently firing trigger I have used. I also have the Pocket Wizard Flex system and they are completely unreliable. I'm ready to dump them. YOu can hardly ever get the stars to align right to get them to fire. The Radio Poppers on the other hand work as they should, every time.

    I also appreciate the small size. I do location families and commercial work and size and weight are a main concern.

    The only thing I dislike is that the battery door slides off completely and because of this, I lost a battery door on a hectic, fast moving job last week. Now I'll have to resort to duct tape, I suppose.

    Other than that, these are great.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works Great For Non-TTL Strobers

    By pijpij11

    from Washington DC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Night Time
      • Special Events

      Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

      I always manually set my speedlites so I wanted something reliable and with good range. These Made-in-the-USA triggers do the job and I don't worry about them not working during critical movements. Yes, you can save some money buying cheap Yongnou triggers, but if you're doing paid work, the peace of mind you get from this product is well worth the money you're saving.

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      • No

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      1.0

      same as trans.

      By westeeno

      from garden grove ca.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

      Bettery connect is very poor.

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      5.0

      Pop this!

      By Grumpyoldretiredguy

      from Philadelphia

      Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

      Nano receiver goes with the Nano transmitter. It also goes with me whenever I take my flash gear. My recommendation: Don't leave home without it.

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      1.0

      Think hard before jumping

      By Rodzilla

      from Texas

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

      I bought the Nano trigger, and two receivers. They will not work with my Canon 1d Mk11n, and my flashes 580ex, and 420ex. I have called customer support twice, during business hours, no luck. I bought them to work with my Westcott portable umbrellas, and they won't work, because you have to take off the flash mount bracket, so you can screw on the receiver. When doing so, it removes the umbrella mount, rendering it useless. Also, unless you are going to buy the Canon flash extension, they won't work, because of a lack of plugs on the flash, to connect to the receiver.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Delicate but reliable flash trigger

      By Mike from Nashville

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

      Basic and simple way to sync my 3-point headshot lighting set up using Nikon SB900 and SB600. Have only used it indoors and it works excellent in a 20x15 room. Way more reliable than using the camera flash to trigger the remote flashes. Lightweight plastic is pretty flimsy. Feel like it might break if it fell. Not much instructions as others have said. Spent most of the time setting up my camera to sync with the bank and channel. Super easy to set up on the transmitter and receivers.

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      5.0

      very good product

      By Gordon19

      from Fredericksburg, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

        I am using for my studio lights and will use them for off camera flash when needed. they work well with my camera radio popper transmitter and my sekonic light meter with the radio popper unit inside.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good Value

        By Buckeye Shutterbug

        from Beavercreek,Ohio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

          I unpacked the receivers and was able to get it to fire my 430EX and my Smith Victor Strobes. I own a Canon 20D and a Pentax 1st*D I was able to trigger my Canon 430Ex and my Smith Victor Strobes with a little tinkering. That was a concern weather I could use the triggers with any camera and flash units I had.

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          • No

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          5.0

          The Nano-popper

          By Bob

          from Mount Juliet, Tn

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

            This is the most reliable radio trigger I've used. I use it with both of my Alien Bees B800's and have never had any issue with triggering the lights. Sync's up to 250th of a second. Used indoors and out on portrait and product photography without any issues. Great product and I will be buying more.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great system easy to use.

            By Theo

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

              Finally I can use with my basic speedlights. The Hot Shoe made it less intimidating.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Bruce

              from Loveland, CO

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

                This is the most reliable radio trigger I've used. I use it with my Nikon SB700 speed lights and have never had any issue with triggering the lights. Sync's up to 250th of a second. Used indoors and out on portrait and product photography without any issues. Great product and I will be buying a couple more receivers very soon.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Radio Popper Transmitter / Reciever

                By D-Photo

                from MA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

                  Recently purchased the radio popper transmitter and receiver. They are super easy to use, maybe a little too easy! The only reason I gave 4 and not 5 stars is that switching channels was time consuming to figure out because it doesn't come with any directions or papers. You actually have to tap and hold the tiny button to switch channels. Also there is no on / off switch and it only works manual flash (which I prefer) but no on off switch means you cannont stop the flash from firing. Over all, though, great easy to use product.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Upgrade achieved!

                  By E. Snell Design

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None so far

                  Best Uses

                  • Fashion Photography
                  • Portrait Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

                  I've used the old JRX model for years and was delighted that these new nanos had been released. I replaced my JRX's with them and i'm extremely pleased. They work great fresh out of the box and are very consistent. Not having to deal with an aux cable and RPcube to fire my flashes is a breath of fresh air. And they're really inexpensive too!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nano Reciever

                  By Grumpy

                  from Long Island , New York

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Have To Use In Manual

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

                  Great for when you want to get the flash off the camera. So far works great , easy to use, easy to set up and well made.

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                  3.0

                  Not reliable

                  By Mike L

                  from Wichita, Kansas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about RadioPopper Nano Receiver:

                  The reciever does not fire my Canon 550EX. It does fire my Canon 199A and studio strobes. Seems like the hot shoe on the Nano is picky about how the hot shoe foot on your strobe fits. I contacted RadioPopper and they sent me replacement units and provided return packaging aand postage. Very good folks to work with. However the units do not work with my Canon 550EX but as I plan on getting a LumoPro 180 for manual flash and they work with my 199A and serve as a backup for my studio strobe transmitter/receiver wireless units I'll live with them.

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                  • No

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