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| p.1 #4 · Good slave flashes with PC input/outputs (SB-28?) |
...Without doing my proper research I assumed the 430EX's were advanced...
...and I could plug the cable from a pocket wizard plus ii into it.
Sorry, but as you found Canon decided for some reason that they didn't need PC connections.
...I'm a Canon shooter and now I'm looking for alternative flashes where I can plug this cable in to use them as slaves (with pocket wizards). I wouldn't use the [TTL], just Manual modes. I don't want to purchase two more 580EX II's just to use them as slaves so now I'm looking for other flashes.
For my money, I'd get the above-mentioned adapters so I could have both the advanced ETTL and Canon Wireless capabilities or the PW capability. If you want to return the 430s, though, and just get inexpensive PC-capable manual-only flashes I'd look at either the LumoPro 160 or the even cheaper Vivitar 285HV.
I've used the 285HV for decades, although I don't use mine as much as I used to now that I have two 580EXs and a 430EX II.
I've used mine by itself off camera on a small light stand...
and also firing through various modifiers...
and despite being decidedly "old school" they just work.
There's nothing wrong with the SB-28, but I prefer to buy new rather than used flashes, and for less than $90 the 285HV is a true bargain.