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Jan 01, 2012 05:52 |  #1

I just purchased a 430 ex ii and need to know what stand and radio trigger to buy. I have a mark ii. Also, exactly how does the trigger work. Id prefer the Pc cords since km in a budget.


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Jan 01, 2012 05:56 |  #2

I'm an amateur indoors. Please someone just tell me what I should buy. I have a mark ii so let me know which cords to buy and what I need ti get for a stand ir whatever


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Jan 01, 2012 08:12 |  #3

If you want a cord, why are you asking which radio triggers to buy?

If you want to use ETTL, buy any long ETTL cord like the one from FlashZebra.

You don't need much of a stand to hold a 430. I use a cheap (free) video camera tripod, but it won't support anything like a softbox.


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Jan 01, 2012 10:28 |  #4

kandlnphotos wrote in post #13628509 (external link)
I just purchased a 430 ex ii and need to know what stand and radio trigger to buy. I have a mark ii. Also, exactly how does the trigger work. Id prefer the Pc cords since km in a budget.

Light stands range in price and quality but if you're on a budget, then something like this will probably be adequate:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ushioned_Light_​Stand.html (external link)

In order to hold to mount the flash to the stand, you will need an umbrella bracket (adapter), something like the one shown in the link below:

http://flashzebra.com/​brackets/0041.shtml (external link)

To connect the flash to the camera for wired triggering, you'll need a hotshot adapter for the flash and a PC cord. The following cord integrates both into one cable:

http://flashzebra.com/​products/0144/index.sh​tml (external link)

The above cord assumes that the camera has a PC port. If not, like the DRebel series cameras, then you'll need a cord that also integrates a hotshot adapter on the camera end also, like this:

http://flashzebra.com/​products/0146/index.sh​tml (external link)


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Jan 01, 2012 14:05 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #5

I think the first thing you need to learn is how to use the 430EX II on camera. You can take very nice portraits and family pictures with bounce flash. I would start by mastering bounce flash. This is a good tutorial on bounce flash techniques:

http://neilvn.com …hniques/4-bouncing-flash/ (external link)

To try off camera flash, I would buy an E-TTL OCF cable, like this one:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …lti_Fit_TTL_Cor​d_for.html (external link)

This would allow you to use E-TTL with your flash off camera or to manually adjust your flash power from the camera menu.




  
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Jan 01, 2012 16:11 |  #6

You don't need any stinking stands! :-)
Get a clamp, drill a 1/4" hole in it and install a bolt with 1/4 x 20 threads. It will hold your flash. All you need is a shelf, chair, or anything the clamp will fit on.

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Jan 01, 2012 17:12 |  #7

MT Stringer wrote in post #13630357 (external link)
You don't need any stinking stands! :-)
Get a clamp, drill a 1/4" hole in it and install a bolt with 1/4 x 20 threads. It will hold your flash. All you need is a shelf, chair, or anything the clamp will fit on.

Thanks for the tip.

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Jan 01, 2012 17:21 |  #8

Here is my thread on the spring clamp mod and jig I made a few years ago.
https://photography-on-the.net …ighlight=spring​+clamp+mod


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Jan 01, 2012 17:45 |  #9

Great mod. I didn't even notice that you could mount the flash on the side of the clamp.


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Jan 01, 2012 18:05 |  #10

MT Stringer wrote in post #13630638 (external link)
Here is my thread on the spring clamp mod and jig I made a few years ago.
https://photography-on-the.net …ighlight=spring​+clamp+mod

Nice mod. Never saw that one before. Will have to try it--


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Jan 01, 2012 19:17 |  #11

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Nice mod. Never saw that one before. Will have to try it--

Thank you.


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Jan 02, 2012 09:58 |  #12

MT Stringer wrote in post #13630357 (external link)
You don't need any stinking stands! :-)
Get a clamp, drill a 1/4" hole in it and install a bolt with 1/4 x 20 threads. It will hold your flash. All you need is a shelf, chair, or anything the clamp will fit on.

Mike, clamps might be OK for stadium shooting where high places for clamping lights to might be readily available but they alone would be very impractical in the studio and most other location venues. ;)


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Jan 02, 2012 10:28 |  #13

MT Stringer wrote in post #13630357 (external link)
You don't need any stinking stands! :-)
Get a clamp, drill a 1/4" hole in it and install a bolt with 1/4 x 20 threads. It will hold your flash. All you need is a shelf, chair, or anything the clamp will fit on.

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Nice work. Someone asked about clamps about a week ago and I was going to post this. I have two sitting in the basement and never got around to drill the holes for the brass piece so I did not post. Never had the final product to show. These clamp tight and have a release handle.

http://www.homedepot.c​a …n-handy-clamp-4-in/904174 (external link)


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