Slave Flash

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  1. atseeyob

    atseeyob TPF Noob!

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    Hello Friends,
    I need to use at least 2 slave flashes for a Studio type pictures I am about to take. Budget is tight. I would like to get some advice as to which flashes can I get for less than $75.00 each still produces decent power. I use Canon 30D and my main (Master) flash is Speedlight 580EX II.
     
  2. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The problem is, to use Canon's proprietary system, you're going to need a Canon flash and they're probably going to run about $200 each. You could always get something like a Sunpak 383 for $80 and pick up some optical slaves for cheap.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yup, just remember that when in E-TTL mode, a Canon flash will emit a pre-flash that may trigger optical slaves prematurely. To work around this, you could get optical triggers that can be set to ignore pre-flash, or you could use the Canon unit in manual mode.
     

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