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how to use 580EX and 2 x 540EZ

 
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Jan 14, 2007 18:33 |  #1

I have these 3 flashes, what do I need to buy in order to have the 580 control the other 2? I remember reading a thread on this somewhere but of course now I cant find it :(

I have been reading about the pocket wizards but I can honestly say I am friggin lost :( I see that the 580 needs to be modified and again I recall seeing a thread here on how to do that yourself but I have not been able to find that either :(

I could have sworn I bookmarked both of those threads but I guess not :(

I am using a Rebel XT btw and I was going to get 2 stands to put the 540's on with umbrella's

any suggestions


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Jan 14, 2007 18:59 |  #2

The 540's are not ETTL or wireless capable. You could use pocket wizards to control them - but only in manual mode.




  
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Jan 14, 2007 19:11 |  #3

ok I found the link for the 580 mod https://photography-on-the.net …hp?t=256447&hig​hlight=diy

hmm I should have asked this before i purchased all of this


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Jan 15, 2007 08:43 |  #4

You can use a "paramount Pocket Wizard to female hot shoe" to fire your 540s. You can put the 580 the camera on manual and fire away. You will be checking your monitor as you adjust the flash output but it very workable. You just have to decide if you want 3 pocket wizards or two new flashes. Good luck.




  
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Jan 15, 2007 09:30 |  #5

it seems that getting 2 new flashes would be a heck of a lot easier, and cheaper as well :(

dooooh


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