Canon speedlight 430EX

Discussion in 'Canon' started by David, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Does anyone know how to get this flashgun to act as a slave without
    spending £139 ?
    David, Mar 25, 2009
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  2. David

    Joel Guest

    Hmm I have read the word "flashgun" and I thought "flashgun" is the NAME
    of a special designed flash I read little over a year ago, or I didn't know
    SpeedLight or regular flash can be called Flashgun too.

    Back to the main business. In order to be Master/Slave it will need to
    meet some specific requirement.

    To be as SLAVE

    1. It will have option to set to SLAVE MODE

    2. It will have to be able to communicate with the MASTER

    If it doesn't have *both* basic requirements above then you are pretty
    much ut of luck. Or if your want the 430EX to be SLAVE (I assume it has
    SLAVE mode) then you will need her bigger sister like SpeedLite 580EX (or
    similar) which has Master/Slave option. Or a special adapter (I forgot the
    name) from Canon to fire the remote Canon flashes (up to 2 flashes I think).

    If you don't have the basic requirement above then you can try.

    1. A hot-shoe flash trigger which cost few bucks which can trigger *most*
    (not all) remote flash (if the built-in flash doesn't do pre-flash)

    2. Or you can buy a wireless flash trigger. You can get a Chinese Made for
    around $20-40 (I haven't looked at this for years to know what they have
    Joel, Mar 25, 2009
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  3. David

    Al Dykes Guest

    One of the Wein strobe (~35$US) slaves might do it for you but the one
    I bought doesn't work with my camera (Canon G9) and a 420EX. Isuspect
    that it needs a non-Canon flash to work.

    People at Wein responded to my email with some useful information that
    didn't fix my problem.

    There are no-name Chinese models that are said to be more universal
    and cheaper. I lost interest and lost the links.
    Al Dykes, Mar 25, 2009
  4. David

    Al Dykes Guest

    I should add that one of my problems is that the flash needs a manual
    setting. The 420EX doesn't.
    Al Dykes, Mar 25, 2009
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    Richard Guest

    Richard, Mar 25, 2009
  6. David

    Joel Guest

    You may try WIRELESS flash trigger instead of hot-shoe flash trigger which
    often pretty limited, or it usually will fire whenever it detects the flash
    light. IOW, if you use in public with other photographers firing their
    flashes, then your hot-shoe flash trigger will flash which can cause problem
    to their photo (most professional photographers don't like other flash when
    they photograph theirs).
    Joel, Mar 25, 2009
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