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Old 04-09-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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Noob Flash question

I'm looking at possibly buying a flash for my camera, but I had a few questions.

I'm looking at speedlights, is there a way that i can use the speedlight as a remote flash? as in not on top of the camera, but still have it fire when i press the shutter? also what flash would you recommend? I'm using a Canon 60D
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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I don't know much about the topic (I just ordered a T2i which should be arriving wednesday), but here's a little reading:
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:50 PM   #3
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I know with Nikon flashes like the sb900 can be used as the remote transmitter if you have another sb900 or another subsequent model but depending on your camera you'll need to buy either a wire or a transmitter that will work with the flash and camera.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:53 PM   #4
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Make sure they have a slave function. Some flashes use IR but it is spotty. With the slave function the flash will be triggered by the flash on your camera or another burst of light.

Side note: If you do not want the flash on your camera to trigger the stand alone but only the stand alone flash to, its gonna cost you money.

I think there are also kits out there where the flashes are hot shoed on a transmitter but do some research. And if i'm wrong someone correct me please.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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Wireless Radio REmotes

You can use a set of these to fire your flash off camera. One goes on the flash, another goes on the camera.
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