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Slave flash delay

mjsayles 9 1.0k
15 Mar 2008 3:04PM
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 10 3.7k England
15 Mar 2008 6:04PM
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 9 1.0k
15 Mar 2008 7:56PM
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 11 11.2k 11 Wales
15 Mar 2008 7:59PM
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 Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2008 10:03PM

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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