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Any 550EX users?

boony 11 978 3 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 4:45PM
Are there ay 550Ex users out there? I've inherited one (not recieved yet) and was wondering if anyone has linked one to a 430EX with any success......

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arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 5:16PM
I use one for location work with a 580 and ElinchromRQ, but I use RF602 radio triggers, to fire them all.
The 550 has always worked faultlessly.
GPTek 12 454 1 England
11 Dec 2012 7:09PM
Sorry not used with a 430EX, but I've 2 x 550's that I use set to master and slave, so I expect you should have no problems..

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strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 11:32PM
Yes I have used one to control a 430EX MKI I just set the 430EX to slave and put the 550 on the hot shoe and it just worked.
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
12 Dec 2012 6:34AM
i have used both and still do for portrait shots but i use a canon st-e2 to trigger them .
boony 11 978 3 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 7:21PM
Cheers strawman, sounds exactly the same as linking a 580 to the 430 then. Thanks for the replies everyone, it's great to have access to all this knowledge.
8 Jan 2013 8:10AM
I have recently brought a secondhand 430 to use with my 550 & it seems to work fine . I think all of the EX guns will communicate with each other but some functions may not be available due to added features on the newer guns. When I get some free time,I' ll be able to use them properly.

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