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old 550 EX compatibly?

 
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Feb 22, 2012 12:48 |  #1

i'v got hold of a 550 ex quite cheap and was planning on using it on my D600 thing is i was trying to set it up for the 2nd curtain flash mode and it don't seem to work?.
is it to old for my new D600?
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Feb 22, 2012 13:55 |  #2

tribalstu wrote in post #13944322 (external link)
i'v got hold of a 550 ex quite cheap and was planning on using it on my D600 thing is i was trying to set it up for the 2nd curtain flash mode and it don't seem to work?.
is it to old for my new D600?
:confused:

Did you mean the 600D (Canon) rather than D600 (Nikon)? If 600D, did you set the 2nd curtain sync on the flash itself (that's where you need to set it).


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Feb 22, 2012 14:05 |  #3

On the 550ex, push the "+" and "-" buttons at the same time. Doing this twice will cycle from High Speed Sync and then Second-Curtain (icon with three arrows). Press them again to turn it off (go back to regular first curtain).


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Feb 22, 2012 14:12 as a reply to  @ klr.b's post |  #4

lol yeah sorry canon 600D i did try that klr.b but i'l give it another go i did get the symbol >>> come up on the right of the LCD but it's still not working just single flash




  
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Feb 22, 2012 14:25 |  #5

There are some catches...

Canon’s programming of 2SC requires certain settings:
• Can be in E-TTL or Manual flash modes
• Must be in a Creative mode
• Not in Multi (stroboscopic) or HS sync
• Shutter of 1/60th sec (1/30th 5D series) through to Bulb
• Not in Wireless mode (and therefore no group functions available)

Then there are environmental aspects to effective 2nd curtain shots.


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Feb 22, 2012 14:39 |  #6

Slow down the shutter speed to test. If you slow it down to 1s, or longer, you should be able to detect the delay.


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Feb 22, 2012 15:37 as a reply to  @ klr.b's post |  #7

i was hoping to get some nice lighting affects in a club been asked to do a few pic's for a d.j friend of mine if i cannot get it to work i'l just use it as standard and turn it off where i can.thanks for the help.;)




  
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