I have been a canon user for ~12 years, but almost exclusively sports. when not sports, natural light only. Now interested in venturing into off-camera flash photography. My first quesiton is basic and painfully newbie.
If I use the 600ex ii as an on-camera master in optical transmission mode to fire my 580ex ii, can I have it such that the 600 itself does not fire, but only triggers the off-camera 580? Or does the on-camera always HAVE to fire even if acting as a master?
In addition, one may naturally ask why spend all that money on a 600 when I can just get an transmitter for the 580 off camera. Well, I'm just learning this stuff, but I have two daughters who are doing photography who will inherit my 580 and I don't see them doing off-camera for a good while, so I may as well get the 600 now and play with off-camera before giving the 580 to them. Then I'll get a transmitter for the 600. Body is a 1DX II.
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