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430EXII-taking it off camera

 
jeljohns
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Aug 31, 2010 19:36 |  #1

I have a 50D and a 430EXII. I went to a workshop about off camera lighting and now I'd like to experiment. The workshop did not explain HOW to do this though. What would it take to use my flash wirelessly off camera?




  
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Aug 31, 2010 19:44 |  #2

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Aug 31, 2010 19:48 |  #3

jeljohns wrote in post #10825930 (external link)
I have a 50D and a 430EXII. I went to a workshop about off camera lighting and now I'd like to experiment. The workshop did not explain HOW to do this though. What would it take to use my flash wirelessly off camera?

How much was that workshop that they didn't at least touch on the "how" at least a bit?

I've used an ST-E2, sold it. Too limited in range outdoors. I have a cheap ebay trigger (RF-602 from above link) that works with my flash on the 2nd floor of my house, and me in the basement. Had to test it.. lol

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Aug 31, 2010 19:51 as a reply to  @ drfleury's post |  #4

They talked a lot about Pocket Wizards, but didn't go into specifics about how to use them with different camera models or what PWs I would need. I will be the first to admit I am CLUELESS about flash, it boggles my mind to even think about it. All I know is I want something wireless with ETTL. Not sure where to even begin.




  
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Aug 31, 2010 19:58 as a reply to  @ jeljohns's post |  #5

Follow this Blog (external link)and read through the lighting archives.

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Sep 01, 2010 01:15 |  #6

jeljohns wrote in post #10826018 (external link)
They talked a lot about Pocket Wizards, but didn't go into specifics about how to use them with different camera models or what PWs I would need. I will be the first to admit I am CLUELESS about flash, it boggles my mind to even think about it. All I know is I want something wireless with ETTL. Not sure where to even begin.

Wireless ETTL will cost a real pretty penny. If you did your research, you would know that the Pocket Wizards are not cheap. I'm only starting out with off-camera flash myself, and it took a back and forth debating for me to figure out that it's probably better for me to get the rf-602s and learn to set the lighting on manual instead of plopping down more money for something like PWs that would give me a crutch in the form of ETTL.


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