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Adding a Canon 580EX II to the mix


Box Hill North, AU
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Al300 Registered since 11th Apr 2008
Sat 25-Oct-08 10:24 AM

Having blown the budget on the D300 + SB800 (and with the stock market not looking like it will fund my NAS for awhile) I'm looking for cheap options to add a second off-camera flash to my set up. I can borrow a Canon 580EXII, and am quite happy to use it in manual mode.

Now, I've worked out how to fire the SB800 with the built-in flash of my friend's Canon camera (with the SU-4 setting), but I want to shoot with the D300 and haven't been able to work out how to set up the 580EXII so the D300 will fire it. The instructions for the Canon speedlight weren't very helpful - setting it to slave in manual mode didn't work.

Can anyone tell me how to set up the 580EXII so the D300 will trigger it?