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Can I use manual mode with an ST-E2?

 
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Oct 25, 2012 16:04 |  #1

I got used to firing speedlites (Canon 580EXII and 430EXIIs) with the built-in wireless functionality on the 7D and wanted to be able to do the same with a 5D mkII. I recently purchased a Yongnuo ST-E2 thinking it would give the 5D the same features, however it only works in ETTL mode. Does the Canon ST-E2 allow manual mode? I have checked the Canon manual online and it does not say. I would appreciate if someone with a Canon version could check.

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Oct 25, 2012 16:08 |  #2

Yes, just put the flashes in the appropriate slave mode, then turn them to manual and set the desired power. The ST-E2 will fire them.




  
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Oct 25, 2012 16:16 |  #3

Thanks. I was hoping to be able to adjust power from the camera similar to the 7D. So I suppose putting them into manual mode from the camera is not possible?


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Oct 25, 2012 16:17 as a reply to  @ OneyedJack's post |  #4

Nope. ST-E2 is like the 550EX as a master: it only understands groups/ratios for power control.


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Oct 25, 2012 16:35 |  #5

inkista wrote in post #15169094 (external link)
Nope. ST-E2 is like the 550EX as a master: it only understands groups/ratios for power control.

Interesting and good to know. Fortunately I use a 580EXII as a master and have no issue utilizing/adjusting manual flash power on all 3 groups ;)


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Oct 25, 2012 17:07 |  #6

drvnbysound wrote in post #15169161 (external link)
Interesting and good to know. Fortunately I use a 580EXII as a master and have no issue utilizing/adjusting manual flash power on all 3 groups ;)

I suppose I got a little greedy....I hoped my $65 purchase would free up a speedlite.

Thanks to all for the replies.


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Oct 25, 2012 22:33 |  #7

inkista wrote in post #15169094 (external link)
Nope. ST-E2 is like the 550EX as a master: it only understands groups/ratios for power control.

Actually the 550EX, as a Master, can control slaves in Manual mode and flash output (in full stops only) can be set independently for each Slave group in the 550EX which is unlike the ST-E2.


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