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    Default What can I do with 2 flashes?

    I have a Canon Speedlite 420EX. I broke it and bought another one.

    So, if I repair the broken one, I will have 2 same flash.

    What can I do with 2? Can I program them to flash from 2 separate locations (SLAVE)? HOW?

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    Default Re: What can I do with 2 flashes?

    Only if the other one you bought is the 580EX, 580EXII or 550EX.
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    I have 2 flashes and it's great for off cam photography. Thinking to get one more.... Get a wireless trigger and you can do wonders. I think they are available at TagoTech.

    BTW, my cam has a built in wireless trigger so I'm not really sure how canon does it. Canon guys, care to assist?
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    you can blind yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you can blind yourself.
    wahahahaha.....
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    Default Re: What can I do with 2 flashes?

    for WA zoom lenses u may need that extra flash for adequate coverage.

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    Default Re: What can I do with 2 flashes?

    can definitely try wireless flash triggering.. need to get some extra hardware though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Only if the other one you bought is the 580EX, 580EXII or 550EX.
    Why only the 5xx Series? Please help to explain.

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    Default Re: What can I do with 2 flashes?

    you can trigger both 420ex using wireless remote and trigger.. but bare in mind that this will burst in full power due to no manual adjustment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrericlee View Post
    Why only the 5xx Series? Please help to explain.
    Because only the 5xx series has a Master function to trigger off the other 2. 420EX can only act as a slave.


    What can you do with 2 flashes =) You can:

    Give 1 to me.
    Sell it away
    Use both with wireless trigger and control the power with other methods, such as umbrellas / direction. Play with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you can blind yourself.
    i cant stop laughing to this reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you can blind yourself.
    1 is enough to do tat...
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    Default Re: What can I do with 2 flashes?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    1 is enough to do tat...
    1 to blind, 2 to confirm

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    Default Re: What can I do with 2 flashes?

    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    1 to blind, 2 to confirm
    Hmmmm.... tat's something new... so 3 or more will blind more ppl around the user also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Hmmmm.... tat's something new... so 3 or more will blind more ppl around the user also?
    then 1 for each eye lor..remember to use gridspot or snoot so all goes straight in..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    then 1 for each eye lor..remember to use gridspot or snoot so all goes straight in..
    I like honeycomb effect more....
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    I like honeycomb effect more....
    you've got a big flash..lets not OT liao here not kpt

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    Default Re: What can I do with 2 flashes?

    Don't get radio triggers. your 420EX doesn't have manual controls, right?
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    Default Re: What can I do with 2 flashes?

    you can use ND gel on flash or changing the distance between the flash to subject to control the intensity of the light.

    for example, if you get f8 on your subject when the distance of flash to subject is 8', you move your flash closer at 4', you will get f11. (half the distance is gain one stop)

    and if you move your light backward to 16', you will get f4 (double the distance will lose two stops)

    hope this help.
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