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    mjsayles
    mjsayles  81019 forum posts
    15 Mar 2008 - 3:04 PM

    I got a 430EX yesterday, to use as a slave, with my 550EX the master.

    Just testing them in the front room, and the slave seems to fire a good half-second after the master does. That's not really ideal, unless I'm using a slow enough shutter speed (which is unlikely).

    What am I doing wrong? I've 'RTFM', but can find nothing that identifies the cause of what I consider a significant delay. It might be that I'm being stupid (in fact, that's quite likely!), but does anyone have any ideas?

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    MeanGreeny
    15 Mar 2008 - 6:04 PM

    Sounds like you were using the test button - my 580 EXII and Sigma 500 do the same

    Try it for real - I think you'll find it works correctly then

    mjsayles
    mjsayles  81019 forum posts
    15 Mar 2008 - 7:56 PM

    You were spot on, and should go straight to the top of the class. I was using the test button for the test (as you would Wink )

    Worked fine when I actually used them for real.

    Cheers mate!

    Boyd
    Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Mar 2008 - 7:59 PM

    So you posted this query in the forum before you'd actually attempted to take a shot.
    Have you learnt anything from this experience?

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Mar 2008 - 10:03 PM


    Quote: Have you learnt anything from this experience?

    I would say yes!
    Ask on here and the most mundane queries are answered Wink to ones satisfaction

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