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Elite Glamour Images

Posts: 38

Seattle, Washington, US

Will these 2 flashes talk to each other in master slave mode. Just purchased a new in the box 430EX on Ebay tonight for less than 120 bucks with warranty card.

Sep 12 13 09:12 pm Link

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mophotoart

Posts: 1270

Wichita, Kansas, US

580ex11 will..not sure about what you bought

Sep 12 13 09:25 pm Link

Photographer

Wicked LA Pix

Posts: 1354

Yucaipa, California, US

Yes- The 580 has to be the master.
430 is slave only

Sep 12 13 10:03 pm Link

Photographer

Wicked LA Pix

Posts: 1354

Yucaipa, California, US

Whoops- If the are both 430's they will not talk to each other but you can use a triggers and receivers to fire them both. The 430 is an excellent unit

Sep 12 13 10:05 pm Link

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Paul Morgan Photography

Posts: 551

Medical Lake, Washington, US

It should work with the 550 as the master.

Jeez people, read the damn post, will ya??

Paul

Sep 12 13 11:04 pm Link

Photographer

TA Craft Photography

Posts: 2882

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Paul Morgan Photography wrote:
It should work with the 550 as the master.

Jeez people, read the damn post, will ya??

Paul

+1

Sep 12 13 11:16 pm Link

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KU LLC

Posts: 269

Dallas, Texas, US

Glam It Up NW wrote:
Will these 2 flashes talk to each other in master slave mode. Just purchased a new in the box 430EX on Ebay tonight for less than 120 bucks with warranty card.

Yes, the 430EX II can be the slave (via optical trigger) to a 550EX or a 600EX-RT (via optical trigger) in master mode.  There must be some line-of-site between the IR transmitters on each unit, thought I have bounced off of white walls with mine.

Sep 13 13 02:13 am Link