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430EXII versus 580EX II

 
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May 05, 2012 17:32 |  #31

weegee wrote in post #14384841 (external link)
quick question. for 430 ex II or 580 ex II, simply by putting it into manual mode off camera will make it act like an optical slave, correct?

No. They will only respond to a Canon or Canon compatible master. They won't respond to another strobe fired in their vicinity.




  
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May 05, 2012 17:45 |  #32

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So if I'm using a 580 exII or strobe/monolight, I set up the 430 in slave and put in manual since there's no ETTL communication, and it'll fire on the light from the other flashes?

I have a 5d2. Do you need a certain camer to trigger like this?

I have the green sonia infared triggers, but I wasn't sure if I was redundantly using them if I can just set up the flash to go off on other flash.

Yes, with the 580exII; no, to the strobe/monolight part. The 5D2 lacks a built in flash and cannot set off slave flashes like the cameras made after the 7D. In your case you need to set the 580exII to Master and the 430exII to Slave on the same channel. The 580exII will then send a signal coded in a series of fast flashes to the Slave. This is what I meant by light based. You're still thinking in terms of your optical slave, which will trigger the flash when it sees any flash of light.


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May 05, 2012 17:49 |  #33

ah ha. So if I'm trying to fire off 580 ex 2, 430 ex 2, and 2 genesis 200, I've got quite a task.

There's multiple settings for the genesis 200 optical slave mode. SOmeone before mentioned they got it to work with the ETTL. So I'm going to try 580/430 master slave relationship and hopefully get the setting right on genesis.

If not, I think I'll pc synch wire the 2 genesis (I have a splitter). Or I wonder if I use the sonia triggers if that'll work.


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May 05, 2012 21:42 |  #34

Tiberius47 wrote in post #14384627 (external link)
Check out the link in my signature. I;ve got a wireless flash tutorial that will tell you how to set it up. Well worth having a play with!

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May 05, 2012 21:50 |  #35

My 430 EX II showed up today and I'm loving it. Indoor photography looks so much better bouncing a flash. I don't do any portraiture right now, but if I get into it I'll definitely be getting a 580 EX II as a master. I can see how people get addicted to these so easily.


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May 05, 2012 23:38 |  #36

Interesting how opinions go. I hate the 580EX II and find the 430 EX II the better flash. It's faster to recycle, has more than sufficient power and is lighter and smaller.

Though both are a few years old the 430EX II is a newer design and I think a better one.




  
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May 06, 2012 18:16 |  #37

weegee wrote in post #14384916 (external link)
So if I'm using a 580 exII or strobe/monolight, I set up the 430 in slave and put in manual since there's no ETTL communication, and it'll fire on the light from the other flashes?

No. The 430 will only fire when it receives an encoded signal, such as the one sent by a 580 set to master.

It will not fire if it sees a studio monolight go off. It needs the correct signal.


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May 06, 2012 18:23 |  #38

AntonLargiader wrote in post #14359016 (external link)
I don't know what bits you mean; they're the same in this way, and in fact some people have problems with the 580 and PWs.

i dont mean to highjack the thread here, but, what problems are these with the 580 and PW's ?

as i have 580's and im about to get 2 TT5's and a TT1


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May 07, 2012 15:50 |  #39

430ex II vs. 580EX II review (external link)

More power output (58 meter vs. 43 meters)
Wireless master mode
White reflector card (catchlight card)
Weather sealing (battery compartment, shoe mount, body and head, connectors)
Superior controls (select dial, newer buttons design, better on/off switch)
External metering sensor
External battery pack connector
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Head turns 180 degrees to the right (430EX II does only 90 degrees)
Head tilts 7 degrees down (430EX II does not go down at all)
Six extra custom functions

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May 07, 2012 18:55 |  #40

1DS wrote in post #14389483 (external link)
i dont mean to highjack the thread here, but, what problems are these with the 580 and PW's ?

as i have 580's and im about to get 2 TT5's and a TT1


thanks.

Short range due to RF issue
The 580-II flashes also have a design flaw that could lead to other issues

Range issues has workarounds. Other issues is a low-percentage thing, doesn't seem to affect many...


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May 07, 2012 20:56 |  #41

SMP_Homer wrote in post #14395461 (external link)
Short range due to RF issue
The 580-II flashes also have a design flaw that could lead to other issues

Range issues has workarounds. Other issues is a low-percentage thing, doesn't seem to affect many...

these days flexes come with RF filters. not the best solution, but works.


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