Thanks sleeys and Chris. I didn't have a reflector last night, but got one today.
evolved, yes I was forced to use the on board flash to trigger the optical slave, and what a pain in the butt that was. I had the on board FEC set to -2 though as I didn't want the camera flash to have much effect. I forgot to get a PC sync cable when I came home with my stuff to use the flash. I bought a Wein Hot Shoe slave that also has a PC connector, but forgot about the cord. The Wein hot shoe slave is an expensive piece of junk. About 75% of the time the off camera flash would not fire. Not to mention the pre-flash setting it off. I learned a few colorful words last night trying it out
Shooterman, you might want too try them ebay triggers V2.
I got some and they work perfect with Sunpak 383 super.
Not so good with speedlight 430ex!!