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Registered: ‎04-13-2016

Re: Using T5i with studio flashes

I thought about switching Live View on and off, and it's probably the direction I'll take if I can't come up with a way to fire the flash with the Live View on. It'll add a little time to a photo shoot, but it'll still provide a good balance between the critical focus and the studio flash.
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Re: Using T5i with studio flashes

"It'll add a little time to a photo shoot, but it'll still provide a good balance between the critical focus and the studio flash. " 

 

Extensive use of LiveView could take away a little time from your photo shoot by reducing battery life, too.  I make it a point to use it as short a period of time as possible.  Fortunately, the camera has a cutout time that automatically turns it off.

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Re: Using T5i with studio flashes

The T5i, or any Rebel, doesn't have the more advanced PC Sync port for connecting the camera to external lights like some higer end cameras.  This makes the T5i limited for use in studio environments.  But in manual mode, you say it doesn't allow you to set the flash as you want?  Hmmm.....

You might use the T5i's built-in flash to trigger the main flash or strobe as a slave unit. This should work if the built-in flash is set to manual flash not E-TTL. If the flash is set to E-TTL the camera fires a pre-flash which would trigger the main strobe. If the flash mode on the T5i cannot be changed and is always set to E-TTL that means you will always get a pre-flash. However, this method should work if you use a slave unit which has pre-flash cancellation.  I don't have a Rebel any longer so this is from memory.

My 1 series cameras let me do whatever I want so my memory may be somewhat fuzzy on Rebels!  Not uncommon anymore.

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-13-2016

Re: Using T5i with studio flashes

It just may not be possible to use Live View with the studio flashes; turning the screen off isn't that big a deal. Thanks anyway.
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