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FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
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Apr 22, 2006 09:59 |  #1

okay so i was messing around with my 580EX and a friends 420EX. i had mine set to master and his 420EX on slave in group A chanel 1. i really dont understand, sometimes it would work sometimes it wouldnt. is there a particular range on it. or some certain direction they have to be facing. I couldnt make a pattern about it. sometimes it wouldnt even work three feet from the camera. sometimes it would work from 50.


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Apr 22, 2006 11:57 |  #2

Your 580 has to be able to get an infrared signal to the other flash. Just like a remote control. Think of that big red "eye" on the front of your 580 as a remote control. Gotta point it at the TV! (the 430)

Basically, the "fronts" have to somewhat be able to see each other.


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Apr 22, 2006 14:31 |  #3

Inside a normal room these tend to work without much fuss about direction. The walls and ceilings seem to take care of transmitting OK. I have been playing for the first time with this today and have not paid any attention at all to direction or angle and there has not been an issue. I would expect that outside the distance is dramatically reduced and direction is much more critical.


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