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Manual Mode Questions 580EX II

I am trying to understand manual mode on my 580EX II flash.  I use this with a 5D Mark III.1. In M mode, I can set the power rating from 1/1 to 1/128.2. In Ext M mode, I see the ISO and F-stop and effective flash range.3. In reading Bryan Peterson's ...

kentinada by Contributor
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battery drain problem with canon 600ex flash

I am new to Canon and bought a 5d mk III with the 600ex flash.   I have professional friends who have helped me with my change in brands.  I used the flash with new eneloop rechargeable batteries in the flash and also attached to a charger pack for a...

A little mod I came up with for my ST-E3-RT

Using the ST-E3-RT is wonderful. Before going Canon RT I had a transmitter mounted to my Sekonic L-358 and fired my flashes via a receiver on the camera. That all changed with the Canon transmitter. I now use Auto Reset Cordless Flash mode on my L-35...

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digital by Rising Star
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St-E3-RT + 600Ex-Rt Will Not Link

I just picked up a St-E3-RT and a 600EX-RT and I must be doing something wrong.  I'm unable to get the two to link.  I've set the Channels and ID's to match, have tried various modes, and a cant seem to get them to link. And yes, I have the St-E3-Rt ...

600EX RT dual masters?

I was using 4 600EXs last night for the first time. My normal setup is two camera each with a speedlight set as master and two slave flashes on stands. In the past I've used Radiopoppers and have had no problem with each camera's flash being a master...

430EXii and the 1Dx

Can anyone from Canon offer an opinion or reason as to why the 1Dx does not have the capability to communicate wirelessly with the 430EXII? It seems strange that my 2 year old 7D can do it but yet the 1Dx cannot. Was this to force customers with this...

What's the best flash to use for nighttime sports games?

What's the best flash to use for nighttime sporting events? I have a rebel XT and I'm pushing it to its limits trying to stop the action. I've tried a speedlite 430 but it didn't have a hook up for an external battery pack and I was told I'd need the...

Pixgal by Apprentice
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T3 Macro Ring Light

Hey everybody !  I have a T3 EOS and am looking for some suggestions for a macro ring light. Sometimes I like taking pics of the "small world" such as flowers and bugs and don't need a light that will break the bank, but will do a decent job. I've be...

DennyP by Contributor
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60D not recognizing external flash

I have a 580 EX II flash and when it it off camera, my 60d says "The menu cannot be displayed...Incompatible flash or flash's power is turned off."  The flash is on but the camera's menu function will not find the flash and allow and functions to be ...

Stumped by Apprentice
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Banding with external battery pack

If I use an external battery pack is there a chance of 'photo banding' if the battery pack is too close to the camera?  "Place the battery pack 5-10 cm away from the camera during usage to prevent banding noise to appear in the photo. " Are there any...

iND by Contributor
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