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Mar 03, 2005 09:02 |  #1

Can the 550ex flash that is mounted on the camera be only used to trigger other flashes like the st-e2? I want the flash mounted on the camera not to fire but the other 550ex to fire.

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Mar 03, 2005 09:15 |  #2

You can do that, use the 550EX as the master and set it to not fire. It will only send IR to the slaves.


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Mar 03, 2005 09:17 |  #3

How do you set the flash not to fire, with out turning it off?


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Mar 03, 2005 09:22 |  #4

Page 57 of your manual.


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Mar 03, 2005 09:25 |  #5

Considering I did not get a manual with my flash, "page 57" does me no good! Is it really that hard to spell it out for me??


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Mar 03, 2005 09:39 |  #6

If I had my 550EX in front of me I could tell you step by step, but I can't do it from memory.
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Mar 03, 2005 09:46 as a reply to  @ jbradc's post |  #7

jbradc wrote:
If I had my 550EX in front of me I could tell you step by step, but I can't do it from memory.
Sorry :-(


No problem I am searching for an on-line manual, please post it you know where one is.


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Mar 03, 2005 10:16 |  #8

The link to the 550 manual PDF at the Canon Germany site's been posted here before. Have you done a search on this site for "550 manual"?

Basically, hit "Sel/Set" until the flash gun icon is selected, then set it to "Off". If that's not crystal clear, you'll appreciate why I referred you to the manual. A picture is worth a thousand words.


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Mar 03, 2005 10:23 |  #9

Thanks Jon!


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Mar 03, 2005 12:25 |  #10

http://www.pbase.com …550ex/550ex_man​ual&page=3 (external link)

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Mar 03, 2005 12:25 |  #11

While you can set the 550 as a master to not flash for the actual picture, it still will do the pre-flash.


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Mar 03, 2005 12:33 as a reply to  @ steven's post |  #12

steven wrote:
While you can set the 550 as a master to not flash for the actual picture, it still will do the pre-flash.

No, you don't want it to be doing any pre-flash, because that would affect metering at the camera. When the 550EX is set as a master with no flash, it will still dribble out the command data to the slaves, and they will do their proper pre-flash and main flash.

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