Wireless Transmitter with 420EX

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  1. clarke65c

    clarke65c TPF Noob!

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    I have the Canon 580EXII and a 420EX. I have a low light indoor wedding ceremony coming up and what I'd like to do is shoot with my 580EXII on camera with a lightsphere and set up my 420EX to fire in the background wirelessly. Is this set up possible with a wireless transmitter? Can I have the 580EXII on camera?? Or do they both have to be off camera? Do I even need the wireless transmitter??
    Can I use the 420EX with my 580EXII or does it have to be a 430EX?? Help!
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The 580EX is a master and the 420EX can work as a slave. Read your manual and you should be able to trigger the 420EX wirelessly.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    That sounds right. You should be able to use your 580 on camera in 'master' mode and trigger the 420 in 'slave' mode.
     
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    Just remember line of sight is required for the IR communication.
     

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