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2 canon 580ex and 2 pocket wizard !!

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Mar 10, 2012 15:27 |  #1

Hi Guys

I have 2 canon 580ex and 2 pocket wizard plus II

I want put pocket wizard no.1 in my Cam and put no.2 in flash canon 580ex no.1

what i want ???

I want when i shot in my cam the flash no.1 and no.2 sync the same time

what i do

and thank you very match .

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Mar 10, 2012 16:45 |  #2

You need one more PW Plus II.

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Mar 10, 2012 17:18 |  #3

Do a search on this forum for "Hybrid system", there are some claims that this has worked like you want. It would sure be more dependable and easier to setup with 3 Pocket Wizards.

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Mar 10, 2012 19:30 |  #4

Set one 580 to master and the other to slave. Make sure the front ( red colored area )of each flash are facing each other.

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Mar 10, 2012 19:46 as a reply to  @ dedsen's post |  #5

It is possible to trigger two 580 EX II flash with one PW+II. I do this all the time using a splitter like this one:​wizardcables/0075.shtm​l (external link)

When I use this, I have two 580s in the same softbox. If you have them far appart, you will need to get long cables. Perhaps something like this:​products/0105/​tml (external link)

Another alternative is to use optical slaves. Not all optical salves work with Canon EX flashes. The Green Sonia Brand optical slaves linked below are suppose to work with the 580 EX IIs:​products/0118/​tml (external link)

I have never used these optical slaves, but I have used the optical slaves built into some low cost manual flashes and they work very well indoors. Optical slaves do not work very well outdoors.

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