Canon 550EX in manual mode can't trigger an optical slave?

Started Mar 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
jeffinvan
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Re: Canon 550EX in manual mode can't trigger an optical slave?
In reply to jeffinvan, Mar 20, 2013

Okay, finally got the answer direct from the horse's mouth (Metz.de).

Apparently, in either slave mode (Wireless Servo "M/SL" or Wireless Slave "SL), the source must be a P-TTL flash thus my ability to trigger off the on-body camera flash but not flash unit set to full Manual mode.

Guess that means I need another trigger!

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