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How to slave my 430exII while using D-Lites

 
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Jan 21, 2011 17:27 |  #1

Ok, this may be a stupid question, but it is something I have no clue how to do. I am currently using the Elinchrom D-Lite 4 set-up with the internal wireless transmitter. I am finding that I need another light to light my white background as it always seems underexposed. How would you go about triggering a 430exII when using this system. Thanks in advance.


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Jan 21, 2011 17:34 |  #2

Get the Universal Skyport receiver and a hotshoe adapter to allow you to connect the 430EX II to the Skyport.


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Jan 21, 2011 17:44 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #3
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if you're shooting indoors, just put an inexpensive optical trigger on the foot. Make sure it is compatible with your speedlite. Some are not compatible, and will only fire the speedlite once, and then you have to turn the speedlite off and on again.
If shooting indoors, an optical trigger on the speedlite is quite relliable, and very inexpensive. Since optical triggers require no batteries, and are virtually indestructible, they are also virtually maintenance free.


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Jan 21, 2011 17:50 |  #4

Couldn't he just use one of these?

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Most optical slaves will not function properly with the popular Canon EX flash units — this optical slave will work with all Canon EX flash units.

One very important requirement: the triggering flash must not emit a pre-flash as this will prematurely fire the connected flash. Therefore this optical slave does not support ETTL function.

The built in flash on Canon DSLR cameras CANNOT be used to trigger this optical slave as it always emits a pre-flash.

This optical slave can also be used as a general-purpose optical slave on almost any flash, but there are other FlashZebra.Com optical slaves that are less expensive for non-Canon EX flash applications. See FlashZebra.Com's optical slave category.

A hotshoe adapter is required to connect the #0118 EX compatible optical slave to a Canon EX flash. The popular FlashZebra.Com Hotshoe Adapters #0065 and #0115 work nicely.

This device will immediately fire a connected flash unit when another flash burst is detected. This allows a remote flash to be fired without any connecting wires.

This optical slave requires no batteries or other power; it runs off the flash unit it is connected to.

This optical slave is small, about ½ x ¾ x 1 inches. The slave and circuitry is encased in solid resin, so it is extremely rugged.

Price: $16.00 + shipping


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Jan 21, 2011 17:53 |  #5

Yes, that'll work, if he wants to go optical triggering. He'll still need the hotshoe adapter which he can also get from that same site.

http://flashzebra.com/​hotshoes-shoes/0065.shtml (external link)


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Jan 21, 2011 20:37 |  #6

awesome! Ready to go under $30. You guys are great!


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