G1 Flash Photograph 101

Started May 21, 2001 | Discussions thread
Peter T Senior Member • Posts: 1,272
Re: Explanation

Cheap optical slaves are available for under $25, trigger them with
the built-in flash.

My flash has a built-in optical slave. But triggering it with the built-in flash at full-strength is not feasible. If you could reduce the output of the flash it might be ok, but you can't do that in manual mode.

Wein makes a product that fits over the camera's flash. It blocks the flash light from influencing your exposure and uses the flash as a trigger. If this was connected to a sync cord it would be a great solution. But it's meant to work with their wireless slave system, so the total solution ends up costing at least $300.

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