SM Flashwaves - Cheap alternative to Pocke Wizard

Started Jan 28, 2008 | Discussions thread
mufutau55 Senior Member • Posts: 1,138
Re: One receiver to Trigger multiple Flashes

Thanks Gene. Please ignore my private email to you as you have answered the questions here.. Yes, I know about the procedures you outlined below and I have used it also with my Sigma 500 DG SUPER, but I don't think the Canon flashes has this capability unless used with some kind of gadgets. I thought may be you have other options to solve this problem, I will just go ahead and order the Flashwaves with 1 Transmitter and 3 Receivers ($346.00) to solve this problem..

I was also reading the Shutterbug Magazine on Page 79 of May 2008 Edition and read that this Professional photographer (Joe Farace) also uses Flashwaves, I was surprised he wasn't using Pocket Wizard or some other expensive wireless trigger.

Mufutau

Genes Pentax wrote:

Hi Mufutau,

I just saw your question.

If you are trying to trigger flashes that are not connected to any
receiver, the only way I know how is to use the flashes' built in
optical slave mode. That's what I used to do when I was using
Microsync. I had only one receiver for one flash. The other flash
(Sigma 500 DG Super) was in slave mode so that when the flash that
was connected to a receiver fired, it triggered the Sigma. But to do
this, the two flashes would have to be within the range where Sigma
would see the first flash. If you are shooting in a room, that's not
a problem. In fact, I still do it that way a lot of the times.

Hope this answers your question.

Gene

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