Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Flash (External)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 25, 2007, 8:59 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 73
Default

I read in the xti review that this camera can't fire an off camera flash. Is there a work around for this??
thanks
BobTheNailer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 25, 2007, 3:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Bob Nichol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Eastern Ontario Canada
Posts: 822
Default

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
Developed in conjunction with the Speedlite 550EX and the EOS-3 camera, this master control device for a wireless Speedlite flash system meets professional and advanced amateur standards. Its dedicated transmitter controls up to 3 Canon 550EX Speedlites as slave units 33ft. away outdoors and 49.5ft. away indoors. It is mounted as a clip-on with shoe lock lever and locking pin.
Bob Nichol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2007, 4:10 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 73
Default

thanks for the quick reply. As I have not purchased the xti yet, would I be correct in assuming that I could add that into the total cost of a camera ( about $150 ). Put into that perspective the Nikon N80 comes back into the ballpark as I believe it has this feature built in.

Is there a chaeper -- maybe wired solution to this?

"thanks again


"Bob
BobTheNailer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 25, 2007, 4:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Bob Nichol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Eastern Ontario Canada
Posts: 822
Default

Canon Off-Camera Shoe Cord 2 II is available.

The Nikon D80 can operate as a flash commander with the Nikon SB-600 and SB-800 flash units. To quote from the Nikon web page:

"Full support for the Advanced Wireless Lighting System lets the built-in flash function as a two-group remote commander that provides direct control over wireless SB-800 or SB-600 Speedlights."
Bob Nichol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 26, 2007, 9:58 AM   #5
Member
 
edwardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 44
Default

Two options are:

1) Using a digital optical slave to trigger your flash off-camera. If you set your camera's built-in flash to -2 FEC, it would not impact the overall exposure much and the slave should be sensitive enough to be triggered by the camera's built-in flash. You will lose E-TTL and have to adjust flash exposure yourself.

2) Buy the Canon off-camera hot shoe cord and cut it in the middle and splice in an extension of Cat 6 cable. Hopefully you don't have any short curcuits and fry your $70 cord or $300 flash! This will retain E-TTL with a Canon flash.
edwardr is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 PM.