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New Chinese Speedlight Trigger Also acts as IR Camera Trigger

By Anthony Thurston on July 23rd 2013

New Chinese tech firm Youtu has announced their new GShot Yt21 speedlight trigger, and on the outside it may seem like any cheap chinese radio trigger. But the neat thing about these triggers is that they can also double as a IR camera remote for Canon and Nikon cameras.

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The new triggers also come with standard features including grouping, flash wake-up, 2.4GHz signaling, and a fairly impressive 200 meter range. The Yt21’s are also transceivers, so all units can send/receive commands. The triggers can be broken up into 3 groups, A B or C, and they run on AAA batteries.

What may be a pro to some and a con to others, these units are also some of the cheapest available on the market. You can buy a set, containing two transceivers for a mere $25 on ebay.

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I think its pretty neat that the units can also act as an IR remote to trigger the camera. That being said I am a little worried about the price, it sure does not inspire much confidence. Then again I have a pair of triggers that I bought for only $20 a pair and I have never has a single issue with them other than that they used an odd battery.

That said, at $25 for a pair its hard not to pick up a set to give them a try. I mean really, if they work and feel solid then you know you can get more and if they are crap then you have only wasted $25 bucks.

What are your thoughts? Do these look like good options to you? Let us know in a comment below.

 

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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    • Yasar A

      Seems its restricted in Europe. Cant see the product.

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  1. Yasar A

    Is this supports Nikon d5100 and all TTL flashes available in the market or it supports only Nikon and canon flashes? Is this can be used as a replacement for pocket wizard?

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  2. Jk

    And they obey the rules of the governments regarding safety, EMS, ESD, radiointerference, UL, EU directives, iec60601 and others ? For 25 dollars ? Who are you kidden ?

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  3. Bert Mack

    Has anyone that has actually used these yet done a review?

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    • Anthony T.

      Not that I have been able to find. If I do get a pair I plan on doing a review.

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  4. Sachin

    Now I feel like a fool for having paid around $85 for a pair of Yongnuo 622Cs and then buying a Photix IR remote for $8-something. It’s like the prices of these are just racing toward the ground all the time.
    -sm

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  5. Aaron Best

    Why are most things made for Canon and Nikon cameras. There are other cameras in the DSLR market, for example the Sonys can easily compete with the Canons and Nikons with some of the unique stuff they have (like sensor shift focus and SLT technology). What about Pentax or Olympus, they also make DSLRs.

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    • Gijs

      Because 75% of the market is being serviced by Canon and Nikon combined. With Sony being around 12% and the rest of the brands combined the remainder, it is not the most interesting business proposition to cater outside Canon and Nikon.

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