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About Smith-Victor RTK4

• Smith Victor introduces the lowest cost radio triggering system available for electronic flash units. This 4 channel system is designed for use with both portable off-camera flashes and studio strobes.

This unique accessory gives you reliable radio technology to trigger strobes up to a distance of 150 feet without sync cords or optical slaves. Improve your digital images by eliminating sync cord line noise.

Easy To Use:
There is no time consuming program or setup procedure. Simply slide the radio transmitter into the cameras hot shoe. Plug the receiver into the flash unit sync outlet and you are ready to shoot.

The receiver can be attached to the strobe or light stand with hook and loop strips. The Smith Victor radio triggering system is for use with electronic flash. units having 1/4" phono plug and mini sync outlets.

Multi Light Triggering:
Using this amazing system at weddings or public events means you can set up individual or multiple flashes and never worry about another photoprapher's triggering your lights. For a fully encrypted multi-light system, one receiver is required for each light.



The Smith-Victor RTK4 is commonly used for Lighting, Photography and more.The Smith-Victor RTK4 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Professional among others.The Smith-Victor RTK4 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Smith-Victor RTK4: Excellent interface, Lightweight and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (9),Reliable (6),Excellent interface (4)
Best Uses:
Photography (7),Lighting (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Professional (10)

Smith-Victor RTK4 Reviews

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3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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    (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not bad for the money!

This is a compact, light weight unit that is easy to use. It has a limited range but is perfect for product, portrait or even architectural shoots where you are close to your light units. The Transmitter uses a different battery (AA) than the Receiver(23A 12v) so keep extras with your kit. One caution: the receiver is a clam shell design held together with a small screw that must be removed to change the 23A battery. The instructions on the blister package are comically useless having been wr...

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This is a compact, light weight unit that is easy to use. It has a limited range but is perfect for product, portrait or even architectural shoots where you are close to your light units. The Transmitter uses a different battery (AA) than the Receiver(23A 12v) so keep extras with your kit. One caution: the receiver is a clam shell design held together with a small screw that must be removed to change the 23A battery. The instructions on the blister package are comically useless having been written in China and translated into gobbldigok English. There is no explanation for the battery replacement for example. Mine came from the manufacture with the screw hole covered by the model sticker so I didn't know how it was held together. Thinking it was a snap together unit I broke the housing. Smith Victor replaced it for me after I tracked them down and complained but with a mailing cost and delay of course.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't buy these!

I had several sets of these that eventually exhausted. That was before that changed them to the four-channel. I would love to get my hands on the older models but for some strange reason they're nowhere to be found. Don't buy the new 4-channel -- they don't work! On a location shoot they will keep you upset, in a panic and looking like a fool. They ARE junk! [...] Smith-Victor seems to be content with you just owning a useless product.

Reviewed by 12 customers

 
2.0

not worth it, buy pocket wizards

By

from ny  -  Pro Photographer

Now i'm stuck with this mediocre product. Can't in good conscious sell it to anyone. Buy pocket wizards.

 
1.0

Don't buy these!

By

from Tell City, IN  -  Professional

I had several sets of these that eventually exhausted. That was before that changed them to the four-channel. I would love to get my hands on the older models but for some strange reason they're nowhere to be found. Don't buy the new 4-channel -- they don't work! On a location shoot they will keep you upset, in a panic and looking like a fool. They ARE junk! [...] Smith-Victor seems to be content with you just owning a useless product.

 
1.0

Works only a meter or two

By

from Finland  -  Professional

It just dosnt work even half of the time for a range more than one or two meters. Dot.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this product again.

By

from Kansas City, MO  -  Professional

This unit is sold under many different manufactures names. I wanted it for my Speedotron Black Line units. The identical unit other than stickers is listed by Speedotron for a lot more money. I have not used it for a long period of time, but will keep extra batteries per other reviews.

 
1.0

What you pay it is what you get.

By

from Bradenton, FL  -  Professional

They constantly misfired, poor warranty

 
1.0

Not good at all

By

from panama city fl  -  Professional

I used this in a local fashion shoot the other day. The range is very limited and they constantly misfired finally just gave up on them and used another method. Not good at all!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad for the money!

By

from Norwalk, CT  -  Professional

This is a compact, light weight unit that is easy to use. It has a limited range but is perfect for product, portrait or even architectural shoots where you are close to your light units. The Transmitter uses a different battery (AA) than the Receiver(23A 12v) so keep extras with your kit. One caution: the receiver is a clam shell design held together with a small screw that must be removed to change the 23A battery. The instructions on the blister package are comically useless having been written in China and translated into gobbldigok English. There is no explanation for the battery replacement for example. Mine came from the manufacture with the screw hole covered by the model sticker so I didn't know how it was held together. Thinking it was a snap together unit I broke the housing. Smith Victor replaced it for me after I tracked them down and complained but with a mailing cost and delay of course.

 
5.0

Great product for the $$$

By

from Tennessee  -  Professional

this was a very reasonably priced set and I have used it on location with my strobes and never a misfire-very reliable and extremely easy to use. I highly recommend them. I am glad I saved the money and did not go for the pocket wizards.

 
5.0

Works Great!

By

from Sequim, WA  -  Professional

I got this to replace the Flashpoint 4-channel trigger, which I thought was wireless but wasnt. I have used it on two photo shoots, indoor and outdoor and taken about 400 shots with it. It has misfired a few times, usually when I am adjusting my light stand. I use it with the Sunpak 383 flash and a Olympus E-500. I am very happy with it. The only "funky" thing about it is that I could barely get the batterys in it is so small.

 
4.0

Good for the price

By

from Eau Claire, WI  -  Professional

We use a set of four as remotes for on location. We got these because if we destroyed them, there wouldn't be a great financial loss. They turned out to be better than expected. They have one big drawback... if you get some, do not use rechargable batteries in them. It messes them up and they do not work properly with rechargables. However, standard alkaline work great. It's an amperage problem. But overall, they're great little units.

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Horace H  This will work on any digital camera that has a pop up and hot flash shoe, right?
RANDALL G  I use it on a Canon 7d which, has a hot shoe and pop up flash, to trigger studio stobes. Hope this helps.
George J  How do you change the battery in the radio trigger (RTK4 Channel Trigger)?
RUSSELL W  THE BATTERY FROM YOUR CAMERA FIRES THE TRIGGER THEN THE RECIEVERS GET THAT SIGNAL THEN FIRES YOUR LIGHTS
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