7d camera 430ex11 flash

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Questions thread
ihgold2
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Re: Orrrrrrrrrrrrrr
In reply to Mark B., Feb 8, 2013

Mark B. wrote:

The 430ex can only be triggered in E-TTL mode; it doesn't have an optical-only slave mode. ...

Mark

I'm actually experimenting with this myself.  I'm a total novice and still learning, so forgive me for anything silly I might say ...

But if you press and hold the Mode button for 2 seconds, the 430EX will go into Manual when it's a slave to the popup.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

The confusing thing for me is, when it's a slave, you can see the distance scale you can see when it's on the shoe.  So it's kind of hard to know what power you want to use, other than trial-and-error (or I suppose by taking a reading with the flash on the camera and then removing it?).

-ira

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