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Jan 14, 2011 11:34 |  #1

I have two genesis 200 kit, I use Calumet Four-Channel Radio Flash Trigger Set to fire the light, now I just bought the canon 580ex ii, I would like to fire them all together, is there a way to do this? I can fire the 580ex ii wireless with my Canon 7D.
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Jan 14, 2011 16:23 |  #2

Does the ir remote signal from the 7d trip the optical slaves on the genesis lights? If not then why not use the 7 to trip the 580 to trip the 200's? Depending on how you want to use the 580 it could work. (if the ir doesn't trip the optical slaves)


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Jan 14, 2011 18:17 |  #3

You can do this without triggers. Set your 7D to wireless controller in the flash menu, then set your genesis(s) to optical slave with the 2ed preflash (press the eye button twice on the back of the monolight) and finally set your 580 to slave. Then you can trip the speedlite which will in turn trip the strobe(s).




  
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Jan 14, 2011 18:21 as a reply to  @ BANN Media's post |  #4

Set the 580 to fire from the cameras built in trigger...set the Genesis to fire from the optical trigger.

It does not work well in all situations, especially large, open areas or outdoors. Flash has to find its way to the optical trigger on the Genesis which can be a little tricky but some carefully placed aluminum foil, reflectors or mirrors usually will do the trick.

Or just buy a dedicated set of wireless triggers(best option, IMO).


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Jan 14, 2011 20:48 as a reply to  @ JayCee Images's post |  #5

Thanks for the quick reply, I'm able to set them work together but one problem is when the camera preflash to focus it trigger the genesis, then it's won't fire again, sometime it's preflash and trigger the genesis then I wait for the genesis to cycle, it's will fire all together, I hope this is not too confusing, is there a wait to turn of the preflash on the inboard flash.


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Jan 14, 2011 21:26 |  #6

what do you mean by dedicated set of wireless triggers, any name I can look up?

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Set the 580 to fire from the cameras built in trigger...set the Genesis to fire from the optical trigger.

It does not work well in all situations, especially large, open areas or outdoors. Flash has to find its way to the optical trigger on the Genesis which can be a little tricky but some carefully placed aluminum foil, reflectors or mirrors usually will do the trick.

Or just buy a dedicated set of wireless triggers(best option, IMO).


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Jan 14, 2011 21:44 |  #7

bexi20 wrote in post #11643464 (external link)
what do you mean by dedicated set of wireless triggers, any name I can look up?

Cybersyncs, Pocket Wizards, Radio Poppers, etc.


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Jan 14, 2011 22:34 as a reply to  @ JayCee Images's post |  #8

Thank you again, I think I will go with on transmitter and two receiver, now back to the searching board to see which one will suit my need.


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Feb 05, 2011 20:41 as a reply to  @ bexi20's post |  #9

I think there is a switch in the genesis that will skip pre-flash.


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Feb 05, 2011 23:59 |  #10

There is.
I don't remember exactly which setting solves the problem but it takes about 2 seconds to test.


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Feb 06, 2011 00:04 |  #11

The optical slave button has three positions first light lit for standard optical slave and the second one skips one preflash and the third one skips 2 preflashes. (3 positions plus off [no light lit])

I guess that makes 4 positions.... oh well.


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