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Any reason to use an off-shoe cord on a 7D?

 
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Jun 15, 2010 19:28 |  #1

If I pick up a 7D, does it make sense to use an off-shoe cord for my 580ex II? Or should I simply use the wireless flash function? Primary use would off-shoe flash for macros, etc.


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Jun 15, 2010 20:23 |  #2

For me when using macro, the main flash is on a bracket anyway, so I guess I'd always like the reliability of a cable.


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Jun 15, 2010 21:33 |  #3

Snydremark wrote in post #10368863 (external link)
If I pick up a 7D, does it make sense to use an off-shoe cord for my 580ex II? Or should I simply use the wireless flash function? Primary use would off-shoe flash for macros, etc.

You can't do High Speed Sync with the in-camera wireless function. That might be a reason use an off camera cord.


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Jun 15, 2010 22:47 |  #4

msowsun wrote in post #10369545 (external link)
You can't do High Speed Sync with the in-camera wireless function. That might be a reason use an off camera cord.

Good limitation to know about, thanks.


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