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Jul 31, 2013 02:17 |  #1

I just purchased a 580ex from a member here in potn, which still waiting to arrive. I have a lot of research to do on the 580ex and it's capabilities but have been doing some reading on the flash. Now I purchased it to mount it on my camera but would also like to trigger it wireless.

I have pw plus II, do I need to purchase a hot shoe for this to work? If so, can I use this http://www.ebay.com …ories&hash=item​2c5fca1002 (external link)

What additional chords do I need? Not sure if I can use the ones that came with my pw.

Also if I do need a hot shoe, I am guessing I will need something like this as well: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ot_Shoe_Tripod_​Mount.html (external link)

I am using an XTI. Thank you in advanced for your help.




  
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Jul 31, 2013 07:14 |  #2

Either one of those two hotshoe adapters will work fine with the flash. And the cord you need is the same one that came with the PW Plus II. Nothing else is needed assuming you have two Plus II units.


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Jul 31, 2013 10:20 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #3

Thank you for the reply and help. Yes I do have two PW Plus II.




  
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Aug 01, 2013 00:00 as a reply to  @ firme's post |  #4

If using either of the HotShoe Adapters that you have shown, you will need a PC Male to 3.5mm Mono Cord. You can get them typically from 6" to 15' long and will come in either a straight or coil cord.....


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Aug 01, 2013 08:48 |  #5

I got a couple of these when I had my 580EX

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …one_Pocket_Wiza​rd_to.html (external link)

A little on the expensive side, but they are made really well.


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Aug 02, 2013 09:15 |  #6

Thank you guys for your help.

mR_CaESaR, yes I did look at that when searching for a hot shoe but as you mentioned the price made me think twice.

The Loft Studios, yes luckily I have one chord in my bag.




  
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