Canon 5Dii off camera flash using Metz 58 AF-2, having problems - please help!

Started Feb 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
Howard S Senior Member • Posts: 2,112
Re: Canon 5Dii off camera flash using Metz 58 AF-2, having problems - please help!

wolf666 wrote:

Hello!

I'm using a canon 5Dii and have a Metz 58 AF-2 digital flash. I need to use it off camera on a tripod but cannot get this to work!?

I have the 52AF-1 and use it with Phottix odins and Yongnuo RF-602 triggers. It simply mounts in the hotshoe on the receivers and the receivers have the standard screw socket in addition to a foot such as the one on your flash..

As there isn't a pop up flash with the canon 5dii, is there any other way to trigger the flash wirelessly? I have 2 pocket wizards and can connect one into my camera's hot shoe, but there is no way to attach the other wizard to the flash on the tripod as it only appears to accept a USB wire to download and update software.

Please can anyone help? I'm stumped! Is my only option to buy another Metz flash for the top of my camera to trigger the wireless? If so - will any model of Metz work?

I have a great Minolta digital flash and tried using the Metz on my camera hotshoe to trigger the Minolta flash off camera, but this didn't work either!!

Thanks in advance.

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