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I just purchased two Nikon XRN Radio Receivers for my Nikon SB800 flashes. I am so happy to have one controller that controls both my flashes and studio strobe. The nice thing is that I was able to switch between the units when I needed to. The XRN has a very large display showing the channel and group which is easy to read. Very easy to change by taping the buttons to toggle through the channels and groups. With a range of 300 feet that will meet my needs. I also tested this unit as a remote trigger on my D750 to create a remote camera. I attached the unit to the hot shoe and used the supplied cables to connect the unit to the mini-port of the camera. By pushing the large test button on the XTN (Transmitter) the camera fired. Placing a flash on top of the unit allowed the flash to fire as well. The camera seemed to wake-up and not have issues with focusing and taking a shot. If you use the XTN connected to another camera for controlling other flashes the XRN receiver will not trip the remote camera if you fire the other camera. You need to push the test button on the XTN. I do not see this as an issue, since the test button on the XTN becomes your shutter release for the remote camera. You can use the XTN on your main camera for taking photos and then simply push the test button to fire the remote camera. I find this feature gives me options in my set ups. Getting my flash units off the camera and even closer to my subject. I expect I will be able to use my smaller flashes as hair lights and for accent lighting.
The items are easy to use and durable. Love, love, love!
This product exceeded my expectations. In comparison to similar products that cost 3x as much, this receiver does the job well. Easy to work with and allows me to concentrate on what is most important, the photographs.
I own the Pocket Wizards Flex and Mini....and these things do the exact same thing for 1/4 the price AND work with the X600ii. No, on paper they don't have the same range as the PW, but their stayed 100+meters is more than enough from me. Will someday do a side by side range test if I have the time, but really there is no need.
These remind me so much of my Pocket Wizards but fraction of the price. They work great with my Alienbees, small flashes and Profotos. They also seem to be built a little better and have yet to have them ever miss fire. Very happy with my purchase.