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    Default How to fire G2's built-in flash with ext Speedlite at same time?

    Currently I use a Speedlite for bounce flash for indoor shots. But I find that the photos would definitely look better with fill-in flash. Trouble is I do not know of any way to fire the built-in flash at the same time. Anyone knows?

    thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: How to fire G2's built-in flash with ext Speedlite at same time?

    Originally posted by sfhuang
    Currently I use a Speedlite for bounce flash for indoor shots. But I find that the photos would definitely look better with fill-in flash. Trouble is I do not know of any way to fire the built-in flash at the same time. Anyone knows?

    thanks in advance.
    sf
    how about fit a cheap slave trigger onto your Speedlite and use your built in to trigger that?

    that way both your flashes will go off at the same time...

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    Sorry, I am a newbie, but if I can remember correctly, the Speedlite 420EX can also be use as a slave flash.

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    Originally posted by Goondu
    Sorry, I am a newbie, but if I can remember correctly, the Speedlite 420EX can also be use as a slave flash.
    i am a newbie too..

    u can use 420EX as a slave provided u got a 550EX as a master

    right?

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    Hmm... not too sure about the 420EX, but I thought normally a slave flash means its a slave follower meaning it will fire when ever it sees a flash going off, regardless of what brand/model the leading flash is?

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    Originally posted by ziploc
    Hmm... not too sure about the 420EX, but I thought normally a slave flash means its a slave follower meaning it will fire when ever it sees a flash going off, regardless of what brand/model the leading flash is?
    Read that the 420EX slave mode is wireless triggered. It even supports TTL over the wireless link. Not sure if it supports the flash-driven slave mode. If it doesn't, then you would require dedicated master or camera with the wireless link to trigger it remotely. I believe an off-the-shelve slave trigger should work with 420 also, provided the hot-shoe coupling is compatible.
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    thanks for the info, guys.

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    eh sorry but side track abit...how much is the 420ex??

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    Originally posted by Goose
    eh sorry but side track abit...how much is the 420ex??
    Price should be from $320 to$350...

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    Originally posted by Paladin


    Price should be from $320 to$350...
    Thanks!!

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