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Another silly question about using 580EX II wirelessly...

 
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Jan 17, 2012 09:23 |  #1

Okay, so I have a 580EX II on the way. Also a set of Cybersyncs (1 trigger, 1 receiver). I've used my Vivitar flash off-camera before - mounted the flash to a yougno receiver and then mounted the receiver to the shoe mount clamp and the clamp onto the lightstand.

My question is...I know that the cybersyncs use a cable to connect to the 580 EX II - do I mount the flash directly onto the shoe mount clamp?

Thanks for any help.


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Jan 17, 2012 09:26 |  #2

No, but it does come with the correct cable so that at least you dont have to purchase.

You will need what is called a cold shoe or a flash bracket for it.

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Jan 17, 2012 09:27 |  #3

the 580exII comes with a plastic stand that also has a mounting hole threaded into the bottom of it, for mounting on a light stand, assuming you have to use the cable vs hot shoe trigger.




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Jan 17, 2012 09:30 as a reply to Flores's post |  #4

Thanks! It's not here yet, so I couldn't check - wanted to make sure that if i needed to order something extra, I knew ahead of time.

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Jan 17, 2012 09:35 as a reply to dawnkyung's post |  #5

What if you're using a clamp, like this one:

http://www.amazon.com ...TF8&qid=1326814452&​sr=1-3external link

I use an umbrella with my flashes, usually. Can I mount the 580EX II to this clamp using the stand it comes with so I can use an umbrella as well?


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Jan 17, 2012 09:38 |  #6

dawnkyung wrote in post #13718972external link
What if you're using a clamp, like this one:

http://www.amazon.com ...TF8&qid=1326814452&​sr=1-3external link

I use an umbrella with my flashes, usually. Can I mount the 580EX II to this clamp using the stand it comes with so I can use an umbrella as well?

Yes, thats what its made for. Just slide the flash into that cold shoe and lock it down with the screw thread, you will be fine. Just make sure that the contacts on the flash dont hit the metal of the shoe mount, They shouldnt in that one.




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Jan 17, 2012 09:40 |  #7

You can rubber band or velcro the cybersync reciever to your flash, or the stand,




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