Flash / Slave

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  1. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    What do you mean by using flash (say EX550 or whatever) as a slave?
     
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    Using it via remote control. The old style was light sensitive; one flash would set off another. But these days it's usually radio controlled.
     
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    Thanks Matt.

    But whats the purpose? And what are the goodies that one needs to have (a DSLR owner) for this?
     
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    The ones that seem to be most popular are Pocket Wizards.
    I have one of those crappy light sensitive ones and it was only 8 bucks on ebay (it doesn't work very well which is not surprising). Where as the pocket wizards are quite expensive (I think like 200-300).

    Remote Flash gives your this effect. Its quite common in mtb photography.
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    How is it used in this case (MTB)?
     
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    It's so that you can use one or more flashes off camera without having a long cord running to the camera.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     

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