wireless flash on the cheap

Following the instructions here, I decided to construct a cheap off-camera wireless flash to play with:

1 Vivitar 283 EX+ Thryistor Flash with Varipower Module: $43.00
1 RD616 Receiver and 1RF616 transmitter (check ebay): $26.90
1 Flash Hot-Shoe Tripod Adapter: $12.95

Total: $82.85

Not bad. I still need to get some velcro tape or something to secure the receiver to the flash head itself. There’s no E-TTL obviously, or anything, so the power, shutter-speed and aperture is really all guesswork, but I’m hoping it will still be fun to play with. I haven’t done much with it besides take pictures of it for this post:

wireless slave

wireless slave