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Old Jan 9, 2010, 12:22 PM   #1
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I was looking at getting some more information on how and if remote flashes work on a Canon T1i. Being as it's still an entry level camera, is firing a flash not attached to the camera possible? If so, how does it work? Do they work the same way slave flashes do being triggered from the internal flash?
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 3:44 AM   #2
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you would need a wireless transmitter, like a pocket wizard, and a hotshoe with a reciver, and a flash. And a stand to put the flash on.
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You can also control a wireless flash with a hot shoe flash that is capable of being a master flash. Like the 580 exII can control the 430 ex II just as an example. But there are other master flashes on the market also.
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i hear the newer nikon sb series are amazing in groups :P
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Nikon has the best flash system, so that is not surprising the new sb series is amazing.
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Fbords,

You can get a canon st-e2 to control any slave flash capable of wireless flash for the t1i
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Or you could just use a slave flash set-up and make it really easy.

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I was looking at getting some more information on how and if remote flashes work on a Canon T1i. Being as it's still an entry level camera, is firing a flash not attached to the camera possible? If so, how does it work? Do they work the same way slave flashes do being triggered from the internal flash?
The cheapest way have an optical slave flash. You can buy a flash with an built-in optical slave trigger. If you already have a spare external flash, you can buy a $10 optical slave trigger to attach to it.



You can also use radio triggers. They're good for non-line of sight setups or you have a group of photographers using remote flashes. GadgetInfinity Cactus makes a radio transmitter/receiver set for less than $40 USD.

These do not take advantage for the TTL or E-TTL features of your camera and Canon flashes. If you need TTL or E-TTL support, you can use the Canon ST-E2 or a Canon 580EXII flash as a master. I think RadioPoppers may support TTL or E-TTL.
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