Ask for a reliable brand of flash triggers and most photographers will tell you Pocketwizard and 2 or 3 other brands. If we add TTL they will tell you Pocketwizard.
Ask for the best camera brand and you get a thousand answers. Mine is , every camera has his purpose and every brand has his advantages/disadvantages.
So lets go for pocketwizard TT1/TT5 and every camera with a hotshoe combination.
Yes yes the combination. How do we do trigger our flash with; lets say a panasonic GF1 ? Check the printscreens I made for some fellow photographers below.
Step 1 : configure the TT1
C1 is my TTL channel. C2 is my ‘other brand’ setting.
Connect your TT1 to your computer.
Go to “Settings” and then the “configuration C2”-tab and select “basic trigger” modus.
check the channel
Connect your TT5 to your computer.
Go to the “settings” and then the “configuration C2”-tab
Put in on “Basic trigger”modus.
Check that the number of your “Receive” channel is on the same setting as your TT1
Go play around with your camera and speedlight.
Remember this : TTL will not work so put your speedlight on manual or any other non-TTL modus.
Problems : leave a post or send me a mail. I will be happy to help you out.