So am testing out the TRIC flash trigger and app as an alternative workflow for my event photos.
The TRIC site is here.
This is a hardware/ app combo that allows you to sync a flash to an iPhone via Bluetooth technology.
So far the hardware works as described. The app is a little buggy but does work within it's limitations.
I have been using the TRIC trigger mounted on a Canon speedlight. All this I have attached to a Beastgrip rig (which I will review separately later.) This configuration works well with the camera mounted in I can handle the camera and use the controls pretty comfortably. I am using a custom made light modifier but you could use a cube or whatever.
The purpose in this is so I can shoot event photos and then upload the photos almost instantly to Facebook or an FTP server with an acceptable image quality. So far so good, I have "live" posted galleries to Facebook and populated photos to a pre-made gallery on a news website.
The negatives are noteworthy.
1-no TTL just manual flash control (although I suppose you could use the auto settings on an old thrysister flash unit???-totally retro old school)
2-top shutter speed of around 1/30 second.
3-The camera control app is not intuitive or highly controllable (even the paid TricCam app which I am using.)
So as it says on the website TRIC is not for everybody.
Still the possibilities are cool. If you should need to you can sync an iPhone to a studio setup directly or via pocket wizards ( I will try this in a couple days.)
More later. If anyone else is using the TRIC feel free to email or comment with your experiences.