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Studio Flash and Speedlite

PeteWilliamson 11 545 2 Isle of Man
21 Sep 2009 10:15PM

Is it possible to trigger my 580exII whilst using studio flash heads?
I have two studio flashes, one is hooked up to a radio trigger and the other is in slave mode.

I want to be able to use my 580exII as a background/hairlight flash but not sure how to get it in the mix without major expensive triggers.

Any ideas?


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boony 10 978 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 11:18PM
i know if you attach a slave cell to my 580 mk1s they crash after 1 cycle. what about an infra red hot shoe radio transmitter thingy?
LeighRebecca 9 267 10 England
22 Sep 2009 9:53AM
I found using two different wireless transmitters played up, so I have tried setting my flash off with a wireless transmitter, and keep both studio flashes in slave mode.
PeteWilliamson 11 545 2 Isle of Man
22 Sep 2009 11:35AM
yeah tried this... Attached reciever to speedlite and set both studio flashes to slave... but for some reason it fires the studio flashes at a real low output regardless of what I have dialed in..
LeighRebecca 9 267 10 England
22 Sep 2009 10:30PM
Oh dear, I haven't tried it often or very recently, but I'm sure I never found that problem.

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