60D + 430 EX II wireless?

Started Jun 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Damianicus
Damianicus Regular Member • Posts: 129
Re: 60D + 430 EX II wireless?

I have a 580exii on order right now so I've been reading a ton on flashes.

A 430exii will likely be my 2nd flash down the road. It looks like a great first flash too.

So ya, you have to pop up the built-in flash to fire your 430exii off-camera. Unless you're using an ETTL cable correct?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&sku=650555&is=REG&Q=

The one I linked is good for a flash grip. For studio work this one looks good:

http://ocfgear.com/ettl-cord-extra-long/#ordering

The guy that wrote the Speedliter's Handbook talked about wireless vs cable. Most times your off camera flash will receive signal, especially if you turn the front of their bodies toward the camera. But for times when they can't, he uses that long cable I linked.

Here's the book, it's a fantastic resource:

http://www.amazon.com/Speedliters-Handbook-Learning-Craft-Speedlites/dp/032171105X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1308289408&sr=8-1

Have fun! Now I'm going back to deciding what light diffuser will be best.

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