triggering studio lights with 1dMk3 and 580ex

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triggering studio lights with 1dMk3 and 580ex
May 10, 2008

I have today purchased my first set of studio lights (second hand). I had intened setting them off by using my 580ex, however after reviewing my test shots I have found that when using the 580 that my shots I are not crisp, whites are warm. If I use the sync lead all is fine and the images are great.

My question is can the 580ex be set in some way to make it trigger the lights propperly. I am assuming the 580 does somthing clever like preflash or there is some delay.

I have set the 580 to Manual and dialed the lowest power.I have also tried setting the slave master switch to all three positions and also sheilding the 580 ex flash fom the subject turnibg the head in different positions.

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