Trigmaster 2.4G Review Roundup

Our latest trigger has been in the hands of photographers for a few months now and they are just starting to come out with reviews of the unit. In some cases, the reviewers had a set of Plus units as well, so they were able to test the compatibility between the two. Here are a few of the reviews, with more to come over time. Read through them and see if a set of our triggers is good for you. If so, you can purchase them here. Stay tuned for more reviews…

Lighting Essentials Review

 From the review:

“In the shoots I found them to be 100% reliable. NO missed flashes, no problems with interference and all the working distance that I need for my work. They worked flawlessly when triggering the camera during a still life shoot, and every one of my different speedlights worked with them as well.”

New Gear: Aputure Triggers and Gamilight Modifiers – Gear that WORKS © Don Giannatti

Lighting Rumours Review

From the review:

“On a final note, what does the Aputure Trigmaster 2.4G system offer that PocketWizard Plus IIs don’t?

  • Low price
  • More channels
  • Size
  • Hotshoes on receivers and transceivers
  • Inexpensive receivers available
  • Autofocus support for remote cameras
  • Can wake up sleeping flashes”

Aputure Trigmaster 2.4G Review © Lighting Rumours

Tristan Jud | RAW Review

From the review:

“On the other hand the Trigmaster comes as a pack with a trigger and receiver. Which could be a great starting point for someone who needs a complete set to get going with. That is the major difference between the two devices. I also want to mention that both the Trigmaster and Trigmaster Plus can actually work together.”

Aputure Trigmaster Family Review © Tristan Jud | RAW

Vanished Twin - Review

From the review:

“The Trigmaster II 2.4G triggers handle without any problems and have performed flawlessly during my tests without any misfires. The material strength is strong enough to use the receiver as a flash mount without any fear of it breaking under the stress.”

Trigmaster II 2.4G Review by Jayesunn Krump

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  • http://abdrahim2k5.blogspot.com/ abd rahim

    hi, read somewhere that trigmaster plus can control a trigmaster receiver… but I didn’t find any frequency setting to make that work… can you help me??? 8-))

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Rahim, the new 2.4G versions of each trigger can control each other. All upcoming 2.4G models will have the same compatibility. The old versions cannot.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Sheril Mathew (india)

    hi I just bought a trigmaster plus 2.4g. I already had a trigmaster 2.4g set of transmitter and reciever. but I just cannot figure out how to sync the new trigmaster plus 2.4g with the trigmaster 2.4g. The Trigmaster plus has 6 channels which can be selected one at a time where as the trigmaster 2.4g has 4 individually selectable switches which together can form 16 combinations. How do I sync the two to work together?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Sherli, If you set the Plus unit to Channel 1, simply flip the first switch of the Trigmaster unit down to 1. The switches work by adding the numbers together. Therefore, 1+2 on Trigmaster = Channel 3. 1+4 = Channel 5, 2+4 = Channel 6, and so on. Got it working now?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog ddzulb

    what’s the difference b/w Trigmaster & Trigmaster + ?
    thanks

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog ddzulb

    ok… I know the difference now… tq
    pls disregard my previous qn.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog abd rahim

    how do I know if my trigmaster rx is an old version or a new one??? 8-))

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hello Rahim, there would be a 2.4G sticker on your product packaging and also the manual if it is 2.4G.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Jo Ramaker

    I can’t get my remote shutter to work. What is the big button on the receiver for and does it matter what mode the camera is set to?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Jo, have you connected the provided remote shutter cord between the transmitter and the camera’s remote shutter socket?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog SVG84R

    Any difference between the canon and nikon version of the trigmaster plus? i suppose only the cables are different

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    SVG, you are correct – only the cables are different, in order to fit the different remote shutter ports. Otherwise if you’re only triggering flash, they work with both brands, no need for cables.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog jp15sil24

    i have a trigmaster 2.4G. it works weel with my nikon flash sb600 but not with the flash nissin di622. i have 2 receiver for both flashes but only the nikon sb600 works. nissin di622 is normally compatible with nikon sb600, any ideas?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi JP, the Nissin di622mk1 is incompatible with Trigmaster (due to voltage), however the newer mk2 version IS compatible.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Stoyan

    What is the acceptable flash trigger voltage that will not harm the Aputure Trigmaster 2.4 receiver ? An amazon reviewer of Aputure Trigmaster 433MHz receiver states that he is using it with Metz 45CT-1, a flash that has over 218V trigger voltage. Can the 2.4GHz version be used with such flash? Is there any difference if the flash is connected to the receiver through its hot shoe or through a PC cable?
    Regards

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Stoyan, we recommend using our triggers with flashes of 70V or less. Any higher than that, and there could be problems. Although as you can see with that case on Amazon with the Metz, there are exceptions.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog luigi

    ciao, ho comprato un kit da 1 trasmettitore e 2 ricevitori tutti a 2.4G… ma ho problemi di sincronismo con la mia canon eos D5 mark 2…..a volte lo scatto viene nero,altre volte metà bianco e metà nero, a volte non è corretto nell’esposizione anche in manuale…come mai? la macchina senza il trigger va benissimo.con il flash 580 canon va benissimo,ho già sostituito il kit trigger ma non funziona bene neanche quello nuovo,cosa è successo??? ciao

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hello Luigi, it sounds like your shutter speed is too high, hence the black frames. The Canon 5D2 hs a maximum flash sync-speed of 1/200s. Try shooting at shutter speeds no higher than that.

    Ciao Luigi, suona come la velocità dell’otturatore è troppo alto, quindi il frame nero. La Canon 5D2 hs un flash sync massima velocità di 1/200s. Provare a scattare con tempi di posa non superiore a quanto.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog jp15sil24

    Hello A-team,
    thanks. i could get a new firmware update on my nissin di622 made by hapa team in Munich ( free!). it works fine now.thanks to you and the hapa team in munich who were very fast.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    That’s great news jp, glad you could resolve this issue. I see the firmware update mentioned on the Nissin website, but it still requires a dealer to help ou with installation it seems. http://www.nissindigital.com/en/Di622.html

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/ frogg

    Hello, is any version of aputure trigmaster compatible with Nissin Di866 mk2? I have noticed in last subscriptions the mention about firmware for Di622. I would like to buy Nissin Di866 for Nikon flash rather than SB-700, but I want to be able to trigger it off the camera (and my build in flash in d5100 does not support i-TTL commander mode). Thanks.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/ The A-Team

    Hi frogg – both Trigmaster and Trigmaster Plus are compatible with the MK2. From what I gather, the firmware update makes the original MK1 version compatible.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Sarah

    Hello. I have the trigmaster 2.4 G,the one with the metal antenna. My husband got me a second one that the flash hooks up to. I went to take photos with both of my softboxes and I could only get one to fire. They both were on the same channel. Both had fresh batteries also. HELP!!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Moving Pictures

    I purchased a second receiver, after deciding I liked the system. However, now one of them refuses to work – when it recieves the signal, the LED flashes red, but the flash does not fire (the other reciever does.)

    I’ve tried both flashes, so it’s not a flash issue. And I’ve replaced and changed the batteries, so it’s not a battery issue.

    Is this a defective unit?

  • http://www.thomaskaranikas.com Thomas

    How easy is to mix different speedlight brands by trigering wits trigermaster?
    Example.Camera Canon 5d.with a couple of canon flashes(1X550ex & 1X580exII)a couple Yongnuo 560 and some Nikon Sbs(1x sb24-1x sb800-1x sb600).
    My thought is:”I buy 1 trigmaster plus 2.4 and 5 Trigmaster receivers for my Canon and Nikon flashes and let the Yongnuo be trigged by there own optical slave.”Does it work?My firsth doubt is about the possibility of mixing the 2 brands, Canon and Nikon and Second about the Yongnuo..will they flash or they will be confused?Is there a problem of high voltage trigering with that combination?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Sarah, the Trigmaster 2.4G does not have a metal antenna, it has a little rubberized stub. Each kit should come with transmitter and antenna. What do you mean your husband got you a “second one” – another receiver? It could be possible that you have the old version of Trigmaster (433hz) and your husband got you a new receiver (2.4G) – which are not compatible with one another. Let me know…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Thomas, I can’t comment on the Yongnuo’s triggering each other by optical slave because I don’t know anything about them. However, you should be able to mix and match as many flash guns as you want with our receivers. The different models do not really matter. I’d love to see what you can produce with so many flashes firing at once!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Tristan

    Do the aputure triggers support rear curtain sync?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Tristan, sorry but our triggers do not support rear curtain sync.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Dan

    Hello A-Team,
    I have a question. Will the Aputure Trigmaster II trigger flashes of different brand? Eg: A SB-600 on a receiver and a YongNuo YN465 on a another receiver. Can both of this flashes be triggered together? Will be using it on a Nikon D7000. Thanks

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Chris in WI

    I have a Trigmaster tx and rx and I added another rx with no issues. Then I added a Trigmaster plus (all are 2.4g). I can get the plus to trigger camera on the rx units, but they will not trigger flash.

    I had everything on channel 1. I’m using a 5dii and 580ex ii’s btw and all your rx rx units were ordered to be compatible with these systems.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Dan. Yes of course Trigmaster can trigger different branded speedlights! Just be wary of the Nissin Di622 mk1 ;) mk2 is okay though…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Shel G

    I have just ordered a pair of Trigmaster Plus transceivers and one Trigmaster 2.4 receiver from Amazon. I am hoping I can put the Trigmaster receiver on my T3I on a tripod with my 430EX on top of it and trigger them both with the Trigmaster Plus transceiver? Will it work that way? I have not seen them used that way yet. Also with the dip switches on the Trigmaster 2.4, how should I set them to match the channels on the Trigmaster Plus?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    There is no flash pass-through function on our units, so you cannot mount a flash on top of the receiver while it’s on the camera. However, you may use TM and TM+ in conjunction with each other. In regards to the dip switches, they work by simply addition – add together the numbers of the activated switches and there is your channel number.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Chris in WI

    Is there a language barrier and you did not understand my question? In the last picture on this screen before the comments start, the 3 devices in that picture, if all are 2.4g and for the same camera systems should be fully compatible with each…. Correct?

    My transmitter/receiver unit will trigger camera but not flash in both my receiver only units. The channels are obviously set right or it wouldn’t trigger the light on the units when in camera switch position.

    Can you please advise why the flash will only trigger with the transmitter only unit and not the transceiver?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Chris, usually I answer each query but this one slipped by. And I’m a native English speaker, so no language barriers here!

    Anyways, our TM and TM+ units are compatible and should work together without a hitch. When you try to trigger the flash, are you making sure the TM function switch is set to ‘flash’? Try placing the TM+ on camera and the TM RX units on your flash, and let me know what happens…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Chris in WI

    Ok, I tried on camera and it DID trigger the rx unit, but if I remove the tm+ from the camera it will not trigger…. No matter this configuration works 100% for me. Thx again, I had not tried with it attached to the camera!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Shel G

    I received the Trigmaster Plus units, and the single Trigmaster 2.4g receiver from Amazon. They work flawlessly together and I can’t believe the price I paid for the quality I got.Great products!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Chris, that is good to hear. You cannot trigger by using TM+ in hand + TM/RX on camera + TM/RX on flashes, because that TM/RX on camera would have to be set to ‘camera’ mode – and when in that mode, it cannot trigger flashes. However, try to set your TM/TX on the camera, and TM/RX + TM+ on the flashes, and you should be able to get them all to fire! Got it?

  • http://travisdphoto.smugmug.com Travis

    Hi. I recently purchased a combo pack of the Trigmaster transmitter and reciever. On the back of the box the model reads Mx3c for canon. The combo I purchased also came with another receiver. It is a Trigmaster 2.4g receiver. I can not get the Transmitter from the Mx3c box to work with the single 2.4g (MXrcr-C2.4G) receiver I got. Please help!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    I don’t fully understand your question. How are you trying to use them? If you want to fire your flash, place the transmitter on camera, receiver on flash, and set both units to flash. If you’re trying to fire your camera, place the receiver on the camera hotshoe (with the remote cord attached), transmitter in hand, and set both units to camera. Also be sure the channels are the same on each unit. Let me know of your progress…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Leon

    Please could you assist me?
    I am trying to fire my speedlight using the Trigmaster II transmitter & receiver system, but the flash is not being fired.

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Speedlight: Canon 580EX II

    The transmitter is on the camera with the mode set to “Flash”.
    The receiver is placed on the hotshoe of the speedlight with the mode set to “Flash.
    Both transmitter and receiver is set on the same channel (channel 1).

    The Speedlight is set on Manual Mode.

    When I press the shutter button on the camera the transmitter shows a red light. At the same time a red light flashes on the receiver – which indicates the the channels are the same and that the transmitter / receiver is communicating.
    But the flash is not fired.

    I tried setting the flash to Slave and Master settings – with no luck.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog ROGER

    I purchased a set of the 2.4′s which were working when I first got them, now i keep getting the flashing red light on all when trying to shoot. When i first push down the focus on my shutter the transmitter gives 5 green flashes and the recievers have steady green lights, then as i take the photo, they all go red and nothing? I switched to new batteries and still the same…keep me from returning them please..

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Balon

    Hello
    I trigmaster MX3C 2.4 GHz , Canon EOS 40D and Canon Speedlite 430EX II, if I link trigmaster as the camera driver , so it works , but when you want to use the flash is fired , the flash will not fire me .

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Did you set the Speedlite to manual mode? Did you set both triggers to flash mode? Are the channels the same on each unit?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Balon

    Yes, the Speedlite is set to manual mode , the transmitter and receiver are switched to flash, both set the same channel , when the shutter release is light on both devices turn green , the flash will not fire but when shooting .

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hmmm, sounds like everything is okay. Perhaps you need to check about a replacement from your dealer.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog jp15sil24

    i’D like to remote trigger my camera which should be able to remote trigger 2 flashes. i thought i could do it with 3 trigmaster 2.4 but it seems it is not possible. in fact i can do following:
    - i can remote trigger my camera. i use the transmitter manually and i plug a receiver on my camera, it works.
    - my camera can remote trigger my both flashes. Each flash has a receiver and my camera has a transmitter, it works.
    but i can not remote trigger my camera which will trigger my both flashes. do you have a product which could do that ?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi JP, in order to remote trigger 1 camera + 2 flashes, you’d need to add an extra trigger to your setup. Either a TM+ or a TMII receiver would do the job! They are all compatible with each other.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog jp15sil24

    thanks. it works . i use a second transmitter which trigger the camera. The camera has a transmitter which trigger the flashes.
    i connected the receiver-1 over a cable to my camera, the transmitter-1 will trigger it. i add a transmitter-2 on the hotshoe of my camera and the 2 receivers-2 on both flashes. it works fine. thanks again

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Dylan

    Hello.
    I have 2 issues but will try to be brief.

    I have a canon body with a Sigma ef-610 dg st flash.

    I bought the 2.4 TM kit about a month ago and it has worked sporadically for me when triggering the flash off-camera (about 1 out of three single shots). When triggering the shutter remotely, it works 100% of the time.

    I just bought 2 TM+ units; they do not fire the flash at all but remote shutter trigger is 100% reliable.

    Issue 1: I have a hunch that the reason the flash is not working reliably is due to a voltage issue. Problem is, I cannot find the exact voltage of the flash model anywhere on-line. If the voltage is too high, would it follow that the TM units would be able to make it fire some of the time and the TM+ units none of the time?

    Issue 2: I have been unsuccessful so far getting the TM+ TX/RX to get the TM RX unit to trigger the shutter remotely. TM RX unit is connected to camera via cable, switch is set to camera, unit is set to channel 1 (1 switch is down, all others are up) and the TM TX/RX unit is set to TX/RX and to channel 1. Is there an error in that arrangement? If not, is it possible that the units have been damaged somehow due to my inattention to the voltage of the flash? Both TM units still communicate perfectly with each other.

    Many thanks.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Dylan,

    For issue #1, others are having problems with Sigma 610 as well. We haven’t personally tested that flash, so our engineers can’t confidently say what the problem is.

    For issue #2, sounds like everything is configured correctly, but you may have the old (non-2.4G) version of the TM+, correct? Only the new 2.4G versions of each trigger will communicate with each other.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Dylan

    Thanks for the help.

    Update on issue 1: I bought a nissin di622 II and it works 100% of the time with the TM+ units or the TM units.

    Re issue 2: my TM trigger has the rubberized stub, instead of the extendable metal antenna. Also, it came in packaging that has 2.4G written all over it. I bought the kit knowing it was 2.4G as I knew I was likely going to be buying some TM+ units soon after.

    However, after taking a closer look at the channel numbers under the switches, they are not 1, 2, 4 and 8 as indicated in the manual. Rather, they are 1, 2, 3 and 4. Could that explain the lack of communication between the TM and TM+ units?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog OTSOG

    What’s the warranty on these? I just returned a competitor’s similar product because the warranty was only seven days!

    Thanks!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi OTSOG, all products include a 1 year warranty.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Dylan,

    I understand that your TM units are 2.4G, but what about the TM+ units? As for the 1/2/3/4 channel numbers, that was the first batch, the latter ones have 1/2/4/8, but still work the same. So your channel setting is correct. When you half press the TM+, does the indicator light on the TM receiver light up?

    Cheers.

  • http://deepfrogphoto.com Brett

    hello any help would be appreciated,
    i’m having problems syncing any faster then 1/100th with a canon 7d camera, a vivitar hv flash, and trigmaster 2.4g set up. any faster shutter speeds and there is shutter curtain issues showing up in photos, despite the 1/250th capability of the trigmaster, it seems my sync speeds are not matching up with the flash. any help?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Kunal

    Hi,
    I have got MX3C and MXrcr-C2.4G but I cannot sync MXrcr-C2.4G to my other flash.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Kunal

    Hi A-team,

    I would appreciate if you can help me, I am still wondering about how can I sync MXrcr-C2.4G to MX3C hy other flash are not working using MXrcr-C2.
    I am really enjoying Aputure produces. Hopefully MXrcr-C2 will work.

    Thanks
    Kunal.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Kunal, sorry but those models are incompatible with one another, as one is 433mhz and the other is 2.4G.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Malcom

    Hi,
    I bought the aputure trig master 2.4 trasnmitter + receiver pack + a separate receiver for my olympus OM-D and to be used for my Nikon SB 28 and SB 800 flashes.

    The 2 aputure packages that were given to me were all marked for Nikon though the shop assured me that they will work fine for my cameras and flashes. For my camera, they replaced a shutter remote cable so that it could fit my OM-D. Can I understand that the transmitter (shutter remote) are universal for all camera makes and only the shutter cable is different? So in this case, all the aputure products that the shop sold me are ok and they will not damage my camera or flashes in the long run?

    Secondly, I noticed that when I put on the shutter trigger on my OMD, I am not able to activate any of the menu option on my camera? Is there a problem there? I am also not able to get the Live Bulb working too.

    Regards
    Malcom Tay

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog greg

    @the a-team
    Hello~i just bought my trigmaster 2.4g, im using a canon 550D and nissin di866 flash, i have tried to fire my speedlight but the nothing came out, =(, please help me

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Greg, I’m not sure about this model, but I do know that the Nissin Di622 Mk1 is incompatible (mk2 is okay). Is everything set up properly? Same channels? Both set to flash? Etc?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog jp15sil24

    Greg, i got the same problem with my di622 mark I. I got from HAMA company in Germany a firmware update then it worked. maybe worth to do it

  • http://designsapiens.com/ Pasi

    Any news about Sigma 610 and Trigmaster Plus compatibility? Or maybe any solutions how to get them working together?

    cheers

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog James Bauer

    Hi I just purchased the trigmaster 2.4G kit, with two receivers and I am trying to use them with two old flashes a Soligor MK10A and or a Minolta Auto 280PX. The light on the sender and on the receivers both light when I push the shutter on my Olympus E620 but the flashes don’t flash. It looks like the receivers are getting the signal but wont trigger the flash. Are nether flash compatible? The system works in reverse I can trigger the camera, but not either flash.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Tommy

    Hi,
    I’ve bought a set of 2.4GHz, I tried some take some shots using off flash but I notice my image is totally over expose. How should I set it. Please advise. Thank you.
    Canon 50D
    580exii

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Adrian Gail

    Hi ATeam,

    I’m looking for some help! I’m looking to buy some trigmaster’s to remotely fire a collection of flashes from my SONY Alpha camera. The issue arises trying to get triggers for a collection of SONY proprietary i-ISO hotshoes and standard ISO hotshoes. My equipment is as follows:

    SONY A200: i-ISO

    SONY F42AM: i-ISO
    Minolta 4000AF: ISO
    Minolta 4000AF: ISO

    I’ve looked at buying the Tx Rx Trigmaster set with the SONY i-ISO shoe, but I’m not sure what the difference is between the MX1S, MX2S, MX3S sets? I also assume I can then just buy 2 more ISO Rx’s?

    I want to stick with 2.4GHz as I see they’re compatible with the 2.4G Trigmaster+ Transceivers, is this correct?

    Any advice on the best way to go?

    Thanks!

    Adrian

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog greg

    somehow i managed to fire my flash :) i set it up manually. seems like all the settings must be precise with the settings in the camera.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Adrian, For Trigmaster, MXII-S is the Sony compatible version. For Trigmaster Plus, TX1S is the compatible version. Yes you can buy extra receivers to control extra flash units. All of our 2.4G units are compatible with each other, correct. My personal recommendation would be to get 2 Trigmaster Plus units and 1 Trigmaster receiver. This way, you could be able to trigger your camera remotely without having to swap the transmitter and receiver of the Trigmaster kit.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Adrian Gail

    Hi,

    Thanks for the quick response!

    Great! I have 3 flashes (1x i-ISO + 2xISO) so my thinking is to buy the Trigmaster Kit (MXII-S) + 2x Trigmaster+ (TX1S)

    Now just for clarification (as all I’m going on is pics from websites) but on the TX1S is the bottom an i-ISO connector to attach to the camera, and the top foot is an ISO connector? (as in this pic: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w255/adriangail/Aputure%20Album/file_241.jpg)

    This is fine for me as I can use these on my 2x4000AF units. but to fire a sony i-ISO flashes I’ll need an i-ISO>ISO adapter?

    Thanks again!

    Adrian

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Adrian, yes you will need an adapter to use the Sony flashes.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Jason

    Hi team, just purchased the trig master 2.4g. I have a canon 60d and a marumi D35AFC flash. The flash works fine when connected directly to hot shoe on camera but will not fire with the Trig master system.
    Channels are same, reciever and sender are reading each other perfectly.
    Is this flash perhaps incompatible? Is there a list of flashes that are/aren’t anywhere if this is the case?
    Thanks for your help!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Pasi, Sorry but we haven’t tested the Sigma 610 yet. If you can find a physical dealer, perhaps you can try it out there?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi James, we don’t have these flash units, but after looking up some information, it seems they aren’t compatible with our triggers. Most other flashes should work though.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Jason, we don’t have this flash so can’t test it, but odds are that it’s not compatible with our triggers. We don’t have a full list of compatible flashes yet, sorry.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Reynante Lacbain

    will it work it the nissin Di 866 unit?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Ramon & Reynante, it is compatible with the mkII version, but not the mkI version (but I’ve heard a firmware update fixes this).

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Brian Beagle

    I purchased a set of Tigmasters but can’t seem to get them to fire with my Canon t3i. I tried a Sigma ef-610 dgst with the hot shoe of the receiver and a Sunpak auto 120j through cable connections. It does fire my camera when hooked up that way. Help please!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Brian, I don’t quite understand. The Sigma will not work but the Sunpak will when using which cable?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Edgar

    Hello there!
    I have the MX1S version of the trigger,using it on a Sony a57 with the Minolta Maxxum 3200i flash,and what happens is,everything is set up correctly,the flash triggers 4 out of 5 times,but it isn’t in sync with the camera,so the flash goes off right before the camera,ergo the flash has no effect on the picture…do you have an answer for this,i would love to be able to use the flash,and since it does go off,i hope there is something helpful.

    An other question that came to my mind was: Can i use Microphones via the trigger? I see an audio cable and a 3.5 to 5.25 jack adapter,so i guess they have a reason…

    Thanks,Edgar

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Edgar

    I would love an answer…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Edgar, you’d like an answer to what? I don’t see any question of yours…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Greg Rafferty

    I’ve just bought 2 Trigmaster Plus devices for my Olympus and I’m wondering if I buy a Pentax receiver if it’ll still trigger my flashes? They are an Olympus FL36R and a Nissin Di866 mk2.

    Thanks,

    Greg

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    HI Greg, they will be compatible, since the only difference in the “Pentax” version is the cable which connects with the camera for remote shutter triggering. The flash guns you have should work with the Trig Plus devices. If the Nissin doesn’t, get the firmware update, then it should.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Greg Rafferty

    Thanks for your help! :-)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Edgar

    Here is my letter again,but it is above my other post,never mind, here it is ! :)

    Hello there!
    I have the MX1S version of the trigger,using it on a Sony a57 with the Minolta Maxxum 3200i flash,and what happens is,everything is set up correctly,the flash triggers 4 out of 5 times,but it isn’t in sync with the camera,so the flash goes off right before the camera,ergo the flash has no effect on the picture…do you have an answer for this,i would love to be able to use the flash,and since it does go off,i hope there is something helpful.

    An other question that came to my mind was: Can i use Microphones via the trigger? I see an audio cable and a 3.5 to 5.25 jack adapter,so i guess they have a reason…

    Thanks,Edgar

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Dan

    Hello again,

    I m using an Aputure Trigmaster 2.4G with my Canon 5D Classic, And I have noticed that the only sync speed i can use without banding is 1/100. Any faster I will get either a banding, or the picture turns black completely. Is this issue related to the trigger not being 100% compatible to the 5D classic?

    Hope to get your reply soon. Thanks!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Hi Edgar, sorry for the delay in response, got lost in the shuffle. It is possible that our triggers are not compatible with Minolta flashes. Sorry, but we have not tested these units. Regarding microphones, it is a 3.5 to 6.5mm adapter in fact. How do you want to “use microphones via the trigger” exactly? It’s primary purpose is to trigger flashes, of course.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Hi Dan, Trigmaster is compatible with all Canon EOS cameras, so the 5D classic is not an issue. It is possible that the batteries are running low though, when this problem is met. Are you using fully charged batteries?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog AdrianGail

    Re: Edgar

    I have the MX1S and shoot with an A200 – my Minolta flashes trigger perfectly (4000AF).

    What sync speed are you trying to achieve? Mine only works up to 1/160s and higher an there’s slight banding. By 1/320 the fame is completely black. Could this be your issue. Also the 3.5mm jack is a “PC” connector (usually meant for studio or pro level flashes) not a means of triggering by “audio” as I think you mean?

    Hope this helps!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Mike K

    Hi. Just purchased the Trigmaster 2.4g with an extra receiver hoping that I can fire my camera and my flash at the same time. Transmitter in hand using as trigger, 1 receiver on camera and 1 receiver on speedlight. Is this possible?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Hello Mike, yes you can trigger your camera and flash at once. To do so, you’ll need to connect the provided cable between the camera and the receiver on the camera hotshoe. See an example of this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgR_t_XJQm4&feature=share&list=UUc0D1yh3TGE8dJSLm9VmEdg

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Edgar

    RE: Adrian

    Your flash is a bit newer so i think that’s why that one does work. I tried it at all kinds of shutter speeds but still nothing. The flash simply goes off before the shutter.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Adelio

    i want to buy a Trigermaster 2.4 but someone in amazon says that dont work whith Olympus FL-36R, which i have, its that correct. and what fitures have the new Trigermaster II.
    Thanks

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Adellow, yes it can work with this flash. Info in Trigmaster II here: http://www.aputure.com/blog/?p=3552

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog frogg

    Hello, I am using Trigmaster I (2.4Ghz) already for some time without any problem. Now I would like to add one more flash to the scene (probably YN560 II, but I have not bought it yet). I need to buy one more trigmaster receiver.

    I have noticed that a lot of eshops sells only separate receiver of Aputure Trigmaster II (MXIIrcr-N while I have got MX3N). Sice both are supposed to be compatible with Aputure Trigmaster Plus I assume my following question makes sense:

    Is the Trigmaster I set compatible with Trigmaster II receiver ?

    Thanks in advance, best regards frogg

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Frogg, is your Trigmaster the newer 2.4G version? If so, yes it is compatible. If it is the older, original 433mhz version, it isn’t.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog crossmr

    I’ve got an email into you, and I’m sitting here with 2 dead receivers and cancelled and ruined shoots, your prompt e-mail answers aren’t that prompt.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Cross, I’m not sure which email you’re talking about. It certainly wasn’t mine. For the record we do not work on weekends.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Adelio

    Hi, y got The Trigermaster 2.4, when using in GH2 the Olympus Fl 36R dont sync at 1/160 just a 1/100 and some times at 1/125, have you any idea why is that?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog crossmr

    It’s Monday. I’m almost in the same time zone as you. It was nearly 6:30 pm Chinese time on Monday night before I got a reply from your company, which was little more than them asking for some very basic information, which I replied to almost immediately with detail and even a video showing the receivers malfunctioning. It’s now after midnight and I haven’t heard back from them.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Cross, so you got a reply at 6:30pm (when they were getting off work), and you haven’t heard back until midnight (when they were surely sleeping) and you are complaining? Seriously…I get worse customer service and reply times from Apple, Canon, and especially my insurance company, just to name a few…

    Anyways, I hope you and whoever is handling your case is able to solve the problem. Otherwise, warranty issues and replacements are handled by the retailers in case you can’t get your unit working.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Adello, sorry but we don’t have a specific model for Panasonic, thus the problems you are experiencing.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Nigel

    nissin Di866 Professional Mk1:
    managed to get it to fire from Canon 400D. As Greg says (Sept 2012) set the Nissin to Manual or Aperture Mode it wont fire in Auto or TTL modes. Now to try and understand using the nissin in manual mode.

    I upgraded the firmware on the Nissin – messy process that at one point caused the nissin not to recognise the 400D, but somehow got it back and it appears to be firmware level 2.

  • http://thomaskaranikas.com Thomas

    i am conecting my small flashes via pc cord in the transeiver and i cant get them fire.i own 3 tranceivers and non of them works via pc sync cord?why?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Thomas, have you consulted the manual for instructions and troubleshooting? How are you setting up the units, and which flash/camera combo are you using? Usually, the PC-sync cord is not necessary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ade.saglam alper saglam

    I have Canon 600D; Nissin di866 flash and Aputure Trigmaster MX2N. Is ıt possible to use MX2N as a flash trigger only with Canon although the MX2N is compatible for Nikon?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    It should be possible as the different models are only for different cables to trigger your camera. Though your Nissin flash may have some problems. I’ve heard there is a firmware update that can remedy this problem though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ade.saglam alper saglam

    Nissin Di866 flashes need firmware update but Di866 Mark II does not. I looked at from its web page. So if I want to use the aputure trigmaster MX2N with my Canon 600D as a remote control it depends the cable compatible with Canon. Otherwise the MX2N can be used with Canon as a flash trigger. Right?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Alper, that is correct.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ade.saglam alper saglam

    Thankx a lot for your patience. Your replies were helpful for me.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ shawn

    I have a trigmaster receiver and transmitter with jumpers. I am trying to use them with my trigmaster plus transceivers. First day they worked fine when I switched it to RX and had everything on the same channel. A few days later now and only each pair are working together and not all 3 together 2 transceivers and the jumper receiver. When I press the button on the transmitter it turns red and so does the 1 receiver. But my two new transceivers do no activate. Only when I used those two as a pair. Any suggestions?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ shawn

    by the way I am trying to use these for my flash(s)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    What do you mean “with jumpers”? They will only work together if all the units are 2.4G. Are you sure of that? (the first generation of both models are not 2.4G, about 2 years old) Try switching using the Trig Plus as the transmitter on the camera. I’ve heard reports that works better than using the plain Trigmaster.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ roland

    Hi A-Team,

    i just bought the trignaster II 2.4 G, my problem is i cant get the flash to fire on Manual Mode, im using a Nikon d90 with Youngnuo Flash YN460.

    Probably just the settings, the flash fires on other modes. please help thanks! —noob :)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    For anyone having compatibility problems, this should help: http://www.aputure.com/blog/2013/03/14/aputure-trigger-compatibility/

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Roland, have you consulted the manual? Set both modes to “flash”, same channel, flash on manual mode, and fire away…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ Guy Havell

    Hello would like to know if your trigmaster 2.4 g is compatible with my sekonic L-358 lightmeter using the rt-32 transmitter.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Hey Guy, we haven’t tested that one, so it’s hard to tell, but it SHOULD work. Can’t give you a 100% guarantee though.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ Rana

    Hi .. I have ( Aputure 2.4Ghz Trigmaster Radio Remote Flash Trigger and Shutter Cable Release ) i buy it from amazon and i will use with flash studio but it does not work .. I put the sender *delay* and the receiver *camera* and i put the two in number 1 chanel , when i press camera button the sender and receiver have green light but the flash studio not open .. Is the trigmaster work with all flash studio or no ? What can i do ?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Hi Rana, put both units on ‘flash’ mode, and it should work. Delay is only for triggering your camera shutter.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    I assume you are referring to Trigmaster II, which currently dominate worldwide stock (this old model is discontinued). Sorry but Samsung is not officially compatible, and we haven’t tested the NX20 at all. Compatible brands include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, and Olympus.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Currently we have no model for the D7100. The compatibility chart can be seen here: http://www.aputure.com/technique-35.html

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Set both units to the same channel. Set both units to “flash”. Make sure your flash is on manual mode. Then fire away.

  • puccio

    Hi, I just bought four trig master plus II. they works fine on my profoto, as well as on my lumedyne, but they don’t work on a bowers strobe and on metz speed light 36 mecablitz. is it a problem of compatibility?
    thanks
    Alessandro

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Puccio,
    Trigmaster Plus II is compatible with bowers strobe and metz speedlite. Could u tell us how you operate the units? Don’t they work occasionally or all the time?

    wating for your reply asap.
    sincerely
    emily

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Alexandre, 1) Version Type: Trigmaster 2.4G Step 1: Set both units to the same channel. Step 2: Set both to Flash mode. There is a switch on the receiver and transmitter. Mount transmitter on the camera and also connect trasceiver and speedlite. 2) Version 2: Trigmaster Plus I/II Step1: Set one unit to TX/RX mode as transmitter mount on the camera, Step 2: Set the other one to RX mode as receiver connected with speedlite.

    Regards
    emily

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Oh, very exciting news, nice day:)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    We are very happy that u like our Trigmaster, i do hope u could share some nice shots with us.

    Nice day
    The A Team
    Emily

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Alexandre,
    Trigmaster can wake up regarding flash when use appropriate version, for example, TXIC can wake up Canon flashes. I suppose the flash is asleep instead of our Trigmaster. You can shut down sleep function on the flash or just press shutter button on the Trigmaster connected with flash to wake the flash.
    Can this work? Wating for your reply soon.

    Regards
    The A Team
    Emily

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    U can try speaking portuguese, i will use translater tool:). Do u think the problem is about the bad connection between camera and trigmaster? Your last question is about bad communication between trigmaster and flash, right? U can try to remote shutter control the camera to test whether the hot shoe connection on camera is ok.

  • Alexandre Hudson

    The trigger dont shoot the camera, can i use another hotshoe in camera to connect the trigger?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    If u want to shoot camera with Trigmaster, u need to connect camera and Trigmaster with a shutter cable after u put it on the hotshoe.

  • Alexandre Hudson

    Conectei a camera ao trigger com um cabo próprio da Nikon, a câmera dispara com o trigger em modo “camera”, funciona perfeitamente, mas ele não está disparando os flashs, não sei o que pode estar acontecendo, infelizmente não funcionou para mim, estou usando o meu velho disparador godox, pois o trigmaster plus não é confiável, ele simplesmente não dispara os meus flashs de estudio…aguardo uma solução..

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Alex,
    I am sorry that the translator tool doesn’t work well.
    What about using TX1N? Or try TX1C on canon camera?
    It can trigger flash with any version of Trigmaster normally because it is triggered by single point.
    While u have to use corresponding version to control camera shutter, TX1C can’t remote control Nikon 7000 to shoot.

    If this still can’t solve the problem, plz go to seller for regarding customer service.

    Best Regards
    The A Team

  • Alexandre Hudson

    With the Nikon cable it shoot the camera remotely, this function is working well, it dont shoot flashs, dont work with the hotshoe of camera d7000, using the fire button they shoot the flash, but in camera still dont work, seems like the camera dont connected with the trigger….

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Dear Alexandre,
    Good Day,How many Trigmasters are your using? Are your using a transmitter and a receiver,Right? Is it the trigmaster 2.4G or Trigmaster II? I try to solve your problem,but I need to know more details.
    Best Greeting from China
    the A team

  • Alexandre Hudson

    Trigmaster plus 2.4 not trigmaster II, it is working with all function but dont shoot the flashs properly, can i use a hotshoe adapter, think is a problem in hotshoe.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Have you tried another flash,does it work with other flashes?

  • Jorge

    Does the older trigmaster plus support high voltage flashes like the vivitar 285?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, i am sorry to tell u that Trigmaster plus can’t high voltage, it is compatible with 70v. If u want trigmaster to trigger high voltage, u can try Trigmaster plus ii or Trigmaster II. Both of them can support up to 300v :)

  • Redwine

    Hi, I have a Canon D60 using the 430ex11 flash. I am using the Trigmaster 2.4g. The tigmaster on the camera is making the flash go off remotely , but the picture is dark, it looks like the flash goes first than the shutter on the camera. I am I missing a step in the set up.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Do u mean the flash go asleep before u release the shutter or the sync problem? If flash is asleep, u can switch off the sleep mode on the flash. And Trigmaster 2.4G hasn’t function to wake up the flash. While Trigmaster II can wake up regarding flashes.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, do u want to remote shutter control or trigger flash at the same time? U only need to switch transmitter and receiver to camera mode then connect receiver and camera by shutter cable. Also put flash on the receiver.

    U can also check the manual too.

    regards
    emily

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Zariell Ronin,

    Sorry,would you offer me your detailed operations?Because i can not understand your problem.

    Best regards

    Elva

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Zariell Ronin,

    Thanks for your detailed email.
    Would you try to loosen the two screws of trigmaster plus back?
    If you did that,that problem is still not solved,you would contact us freely,thanks.

    Best regards

    Elva

  • bagai

    I have problem with my 2.4G trigmaster (not plus). All setting is good but my sb700 not fired. Transmitter working very well and receiver receive the wireless trigger signal (green to red when shuttle release). All switch are right. So long not use this unit. Using transmitter as remote shuttle release have no problem. Look like the hot shoe on the receiver also have no problem. My sb700 screen will ask me to change setting from TTL to Manual when i press my shuttle button to focus on object. Is that mean …there is something wrong with the Flash Trigger inside the receiver unit? The receiver detect the flash, but will not fired. By the way, i left the receiver with battery inside it for so long… is that affect the performance of the receiver?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Dear, Please set your SB700 on manual mode, and operate it again.

    About the matter you leave the battery in your SB700 so long, will your SB700 be destroyed,
    in my opinion, if there were no leak in your SB700, your flash is OK. Please check it.

    Hope I can help you properly.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Dear,
    If the transmitter led turn green and the receiver led turn red, so i think the transmitter and receiver are not connected. Please set transmitter and receiver to Flash mode, then keep them on same channel.
    You would check again, if the problem is not be solved, you can send email to lucinda.li@aputure.com.

    Best regards
    Elva

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Dear Nicklas,

    It is normal that when you press the triggerbutton halfway its a solid Green light on both triggers, and when you press it down its a solid red light. This means the two triggers have been connected. And we need to know your connection mode. If your mode is one trigger in hand, and another in hot shoe on camera, you need a cable release to work. Thanks!

    Sincerely,
    The A-Team

  • ben

    hi
    I have 2x trigmaster plus 2 2.4g triggers
    I cannot get my flash to respond
    the flash is a metz mecablitz 58
    the camera a canon 6d
    the channels and group is set to match 1a on both triggers
    the trigger is set to tx/rx
    the receiver to rx
    the flash is set to the same channel and to the m settting not ttl
    I can see the triggers respond to each other
    the flash does not
    what can I do?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Ben,
    Please press the “TEST” button at up-left corner of Trigmaster Plus II(the one connected with flash and set to RX mode) to test if the flash can be triggered.
    If yes,now set camera to Viewfinder shooting,the flash will be triggered through shutter button of camera.
    If not,there may have some problem with the connector between the flash and Trigmaster.

    Best Regards
    AMD

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