600d flash with 430ex ii
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    600d flash with 430ex ii

    by fattyman » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:44 pm

    Is there a way to use the internal wireless flash to fire the 430ex ii flash only compared to firing both the 430 and the inbuilt flash?

    Only today realised there was an inbuilt wireless transmitter in this camera :)
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    by Dalzine » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:35 pm

    You should be able to turn off the master flash in the menu settings.

    See if this thread on DP Review helps.

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1031&message=38040630&changemode=1

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    by K1W1 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:54 pm

    If when they say wireless they actually mean optical (like the Nikon CLS) then you will need some sort of optical trigger generated by the camera to cause the flash to work. That signal no matter how weak may still affect what you are trying to shoot otherwise it would be so weak that in anything but very dull light the sensor on the flash would not pick it up.
    I can't imagine it being wireless in the sense that a mobile phone is wireless because there would have to be some sort of wireless receiver built into the flash unit and surely it there was everybody would know about it by now.
    You are probably going to need some sort of third party wireless set up to be truly wireless. If manual settings are okay they aren't expensive. You could start by looking at this page for ideas.
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    by Dalzine » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:46 am

    The 600D comes with a basic flash commander built in using the onboard flash.

    Apparently the onboard flash will flash regardless, but if it's set to only trigger the slaves (a 430exii in this case) then the onboard flash only flashes a little bit, but it's the flash itself that does the triggering.

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