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Glam It Up NW
Posts: 35
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  Quote 
Photographer
mophotoart
Posts: 491
Wichita, Kansas, US


580ex11 will..not sure about what you bought
Sep 12 13 09:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Wicked LA Pix
Posts: 267
Yucaipa, California, US


Yes- The 580 has to be the master.
430 is slave only
Sep 12 13 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Wicked LA Pix
Posts: 267
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  Quote 
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Paul Morgan Photography
Posts: 537
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  Quote 
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TA Craft Photography
Posts: 2,873
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  Quote 
Photographer
KU LLC
Posts: 267
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  Quote 
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