With the new Yong Nuo RF-603 transceivers, it’s easier and more inexpensive than ever to shoot with off-camera flash.
Update: This article is out of date. For the latest information, please read our guide to off-camera flash accessories, published in March 2014.
Most photographers today should be familiar with the Strobist movement – using small battery powered speedlights off-camera, instead of more expensive dedicated studio strobes. However, you’ll still need a few things to get you going, such as radio triggers, light stands, umbrella holders and lightmods (umbrellas, etc).
Orms Direct is now selling the Yong Nuo range of off-camera lighting gear for the Strobist on a budget. We have the new RF-603 transceiver triggers in stock, as well as inexpensive umbrella holders and translucent white umbrellas. I have personally used the previous generation Yong Nuo RF-602 triggers and can vouch for their reliability. The RF-603s improve on their predecessors by being universal transceivers (one unit can act as either a transmitter or receiver) and thus makes it easier to add additional flashes to your setup. They have also opted for commonly available AAA batteries, which will bring down your running costs.
For a total of R875 you can have your speedlight off-camera. If you don’t have a dedicated lightstand, a tripod will also work with the umbrella holder using a R70 Manfrotto adaptor. Take a look at what you can do with one off-camera speedlight.
*All prices are correct at the time the article was published.