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7D MK II and Wireless Flash Control

 
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Mar 10, 2015 15:18 |  #1

I have not yet bought the 7D MK II but have a question regarding what the manual calls "Wireless Flash Control."

Is the MK II the same as the original 7D in that it controls external Speedlights (600EX-RT) only "optically" and not via RT? In other words, the on-camera flash will fire and trigger the external flash units but it is still just based on the flash and not via an RT trigger like the ST-E3-RT.

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Mar 10, 2015 15:26 |  #2

Yes, it is like the original 7D. Optical transmission only to control external flash units. There are a number of good wireless transmitters available these days though. I've found the Yongnuo 622C to be reliable and cost effective.


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Mar 10, 2015 16:07 |  #3

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Yes, it is like the original 7D. Optical transmission only to control external flash units. There are a number of good wireless transmitters available these days though. I've found the Yongnuo 622C to be reliable and cost effective.

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What he says about the YN622Cs. The flash commander never lived up to my expectations with the 7D.


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Mar 10, 2015 17:07 |  #4

windpig wrote in post #17469244 (external link)
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What he says about the YN622Cs. The flash commander never lived up to my expectations with the 7D.


Thanks, was the "Flash Commander" term the Nikon version of using the pop-up as the controller?




  
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Mar 10, 2015 19:38 |  #5

As already stated the 7DII Pop Up Flash wireless Master is Optical only but if you already own some older EX Speedlites and want to us the Wireless RT system instead of the YN622's use a YN-E3-RT (transmitter) and the new YNE3-RX (receiver) setup. Later you could add 600EX-RT's but in the mean time you would have full Wireless RT control and have the ability to use the <Gr> mode with 5 groups of Slaves in ETTL or Manual (or a mix of both) and you also have the abilty to use HSS and Rear Curtain sync (Manual wireless mode only).


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