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Roo
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Off-camera flash with 80D

I am new to flash photography. My camera is an 80D and I have a 430EX II. I would like to find a way to fire the flash off-camera without having to fire the camera’s pop-up flash. Any ideas?

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Re: Off-camera flash with 80D

There is no other way without getting a ST-E2-RT transmitter which mounts on the hot shoe.  You can't see the light emitting from it but it's essentially the same as your built-in flash.

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Re: Off-camera flash with 80D

Isn't it only the 430-EX III that has RT capability? I was under the impression that optical transmission is the only option with the 430-EX II.

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Re: Off-camera flash with 80D

Ah, too bad ... Thank you for your response, though.

 

One more question: Do you know if the ST-E2-RT transmitter emits a light as bright as the flash?

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RobertTheFat wrote:

Isn't it only the 430-EX III that has RT capability? I was under the impression that optical transmission is the only option with the 430-EX II.


Yes that's right.  That's why I mentioned the ST-E2-RT not the ST-E3-RT.  The E2 transmits optical info only which the 430 EX II can do.

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Roo wrote:

Ah, too bad ... Thank you for your response, though.

 

One more question: Do you know if the ST-E2-RT transmitter emits a light as bright as the flash?


As I recalled, you can't see it, at least it's not noticeable as the photographer looking through the viewfinder.

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diverhank wrote:

RobertTheFat wrote:

Isn't it only the 430-EX III that has RT capability? I was under the impression that optical transmission is the only option with the 430-EX II.


Yes that's right.  That's why I mentioned the ST-E2-RT not the ST-E3-RT.  The E2 transmits optical info only which the 430 EX II can do.


Hmmm,,, I don't find an ST-E2-RT, only an ST-E2. Which actually doesn't surprise me much, because I always thought that RT stands for "radio transmission". Is there a radio-capable version of the ST-E2?

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RobertTheFat wrote:

diverhank wrote:

RobertTheFat wrote:

Isn't it only the 430-EX III that has RT capability? I was under the impression that optical transmission is the only option with the 430-EX II.


Yes that's right.  That's why I mentioned the ST-E2-RT not the ST-E3-RT.  The E2 transmits optical info only which the 430 EX II can do.


Hmmm,,, I don't find an ST-E2-RT, only an ST-E2. Which actually doesn't surprise me much, because I always thought that RT stands for "radio transmission". Is there a radio-capable version of the ST-E2?


Oh...I see what you're getting at.  I just worked off memory...Sorry...you're correct it's just ST-E2...I guess I don't sweat the minor details that much.

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Re: Off-camera flash with 80D

Thank you!

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