Use of on camera flash to trigger slaves

Started Apr 25, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Ah, the FEL comes to rescue!
In reply to salthous, May 3, 2008

I have not thought about that solution. You are right, the * or FEL (flash exposure lock) button emits a preflash. After that if the shutter is pressed within 6 seconds, the onboard flash does not fire a preflash and should be able to trigger optical slaves realiably.
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