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Oct 16, 2009 13:31 |  #1

I see oc-e3 has a lot of negative reviews on the net, it seems to be breaking for everyone after a short period of time. I am surprised canon is not doing anything about it. So my question is if I get an IR st-e2 and set up a flash above it on the bracket, would it work? has anybody tried it?

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Oct 16, 2009 13:51 |  #2

Net -- I'd say it would work. I have been able to get my ST-E2 to fire a 430EX II or 580EX II thats located 15' behind me. Now under bright sunlight this might be another story.


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Oct 16, 2009 13:53 as a reply to  @ TheFloridaShooter's post |  #3

indoor, it would work just fine. If you are outside on the bright day, with nothing to bounce back the IR, it will NOT be very reliable.

If you are just using it to trigger flash on blacket on top of camera body, OC-E3 be better choice.


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Oct 16, 2009 14:00 as a reply to  @ TheFloridaShooter's post |  #4

Yes, it can. In a wedding, I used an Alzo bracket, having ST-E2 on the camera and a 430EX II on the bracket. It worked. However, it's in a room. So, it may be bouncing the infrared signals around. I don't know if it works in open area.

Infrared of ST-E2 actually is quite good when in a room. Today I took pictures of a mini-concert in school inside a room of about 40 people. Three Speedlights were located as far away from each other as possible. One Speedlight was behind me. It still worked.

I can do a test outdoor with the gear if you really need to know. But I live in an apartment, not a house. It's quite cumbersome to bring everything outside and assemble, just for a test.



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Oct 16, 2009 14:12 |  #5

thank you everyone for your timely posts.
don't need to know if it works outside as the main concern was if it would work inside the room.


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Oct 16, 2009 14:15 |  #6

outdoors, I often use a cord with the ST-E2, and then I can point it in another direction if I'm concerned about a flash not being seen....


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Oct 17, 2009 16:23 |  #7

net_tech wrote in post #8835391 (external link)
thank you everyone for your timely posts.
don't need to know if it works outside as the main concern was if it would work inside the room.

Inside a "small" room. Not a Cathedral, Stadium, or large function hall in a hotel. It needs relatively nearby wall or ceiling to bounce off and then it works very well.

Having the device above is arguably a hard ask, but yes it does work, the remote can also be hidden in a "small room" and the multiple bounce will catch and trigger the remote flash.

Pretty good mind you, should work in the "average" living room, won't work in the average "hotel" public rooms.

Think bounce and distance, 15 feet is close to its maximum, more if the bounce is good bit it is a "short range" system by design.

Should be great for your application.




  
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