Could Anyone Explain Please

Started Aug 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Donny_B
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Re: Could Anyone Explain Please
In reply to ScratchDisk, Aug 11, 2012

ScratchDisk wrote:

Hi,
" .. could I fire both of these off camera with the 7D pop up? .. "

Yes indeed.

As others have said, your 7D built-in pop-up flash is a Light/IR Controller or Master unit. (And it effectively has its own 'Group' too - though it lacks HSS.) So for instance you could set your 430 to Group A & your 580 to Group B, then you could both control and trigger those units off-cam wirelessly (comms are Light/IR). The control from your cam's screen (flash menu) is either under ETTL or M (M being remotely adjusted M power fraction setting by Group).

See the Video Tutorials for the 60D Flash controller - the 7D adds group C control.
See;

http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/galleries/galleries/tutorials/eos_60d_tutorials.shtml
locate 'Integrated Speedlite Transmitter'.
And;
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/masterclass/canon_flash.do
And;
http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonwireless/discuss/72157605120081582/
.. not quite up to date, but still useful.

(Canon have moved on to their new 'RT' radio system - the 7D pop-up uses Light/IR comms.)

If you need greater controlling/master range or if you need HSS across the network, then you could use the 580 in the cam's hot-shoe (or OC-E3 or clone), set it up as 'Master' (NB defaults to Group A ) (it may be set to contribute to the exposure or not) then your 430 would be its remote slave. Cheers, Donald

Thanks a lot I found this most helpful, I have an idea now what to do thanks again
Don

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