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mrbez
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Dec 22, 2010 16:39 |  #1

Hi Guys,

I have a 430EXii at the moment, which I am using on camera at the moment.

I am looking at buying a few flash stands and soft boxes, and I assume that I will need two more flashes.

Am I correct in thinking that if I bought two Yognuo flashes and the RF602 triggers, I could use the Yognuos on the stand and have the Canon 430 on the camera?

Or would I only need to buy 1 Yognuo and have my canon on the other stand?

Thanks.


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Dec 22, 2010 16:40 |  #2

I believe you don't need the 430 on the hotshoe unless you specifically want light from that location.


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Dec 22, 2010 16:45 |  #3

You only need to buy one YN flash, the trigger, and two receivers as you can use your 430ex off camera. If you have two flashes working off camera there is little need to have one on camera. Its not as if the 430ex serves as any sort of master. Once you put it on a radio trigger system its just another manual flash like the YN.




  
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Dec 23, 2010 02:43 |  #4

Okay great.

What is the difference between master and slave flash?


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Dec 23, 2010 07:10 |  #5

Actually you cannot have the flash on camera with these triggers. The TX uses the hotshoe to send the flash trigger signal. Keep this in mind when buying the correct number of flashes and receivers for your purpose.

A master is a flash unit that sends some sort of command to a (or set of) slave unit(s). It can be the main flash using a cheap optical trigger. It can be RF wireless. It can be ETTL optical or IR or RF.

You will probably need only one additional flash unit. Both your 430 and the new unit will be on stands. Both will need 2 receivers whether you go with YN RF602s or MK-RC7 (use AAAs as a benefit).

You will have to shoot in manual mode with these. If you are okay with the 430 on the camera, you can buy a YN flash that allows optical triggering and buy a cheap phone jack optical sensor and save some money.

I just bought MKRC7's (1Tx 2Rx) for a similar setup and have been happy with their overall performance so far.




  
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