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I have posted this question in our Lighting and Studio forum recently as well, but have not really received much.

I am new to the world of OCF, but after seeing many of the beautiful images in this forum was intrigued enough to get my first setup.

I have now: 3 580EXII's, two Cheetah stands. Two softboxes. And a Radio Popper JrX system, with the cubes to control output power from the transmitter.

My question is: If I still want to fire one of the 580EXII's off my camera for fill light, is it possible to do this with this system?

Any insight would be great. Thank you.




Nov 01, 2012 at 08:46 PM
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Sure you can. Use a threaded pc sync cable and screw it into the 580ex II on your cameras hot shoe and place the JrX on top of the flash, I use a rubber band to hold it in place.

Oh, it's a custom cable . One side is threaded for the pc sync ( it won't pop off that way) and the other is a 1/8 mini plug that goes into the side of the JrX.

Here is the link where I got mine
http://michaelbass.blogspot.com/2007/09/sync-cords.html#StartSyncCords

Its the screwlock pc sync to RA mini plug 10 inches long. If you use a bracket then you can attach the JrX to cold shoe mount.


StowePhoto wrote:
I have posted this question in our Lighting and Studio forum recently as well, but have not really received much.

I am new to the world of OCF, but after seeing many of the beautiful images in this forum was intrigued enough to get my first setup.

I have now: 3 580EXII's, two Cheetah stands. Two softboxes. And a Radio Popper JrX system, with the cubes to control output power from the transmitter.

My question is: If I still want to fire one of the 580EXII's off my camera for fill light, is it possible to do this with this system?

Any insight would
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Nov 01, 2012 at 08:56 PM
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Thank you teebat. Can you point me in the direction of the bracket you would recommend?


Nov 01, 2012 at 09:05 PM
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This is what I use. I prefer to rotate the camera instead of the flash so the flashes shoe mount doesn't get messed up and this is a real fast system.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/478303-REG/Custom_Brackets_DIGITALPROMK_Digital_PRO_M_Camera_Rotating.html



Nov 01, 2012 at 09:31 PM
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Why not just use the master/slave function on the 580s?


Nov 07, 2012 at 06:56 PM
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Chris Beaumont wrote:
Why not just use the master/slave function on the 580s?


I just 'd.... literally.



Nov 07, 2012 at 07:34 PM
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Chris Beaumont wrote:
Why not just use the master/slave function on the 580s?


Because it often does not work, especially outdoors. That's why I went with radio triggers.



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · On Camera flash in cooperation with OCF...


This was my solution to this kind of thing...







It's a CS transmitter, but the idea would apply to any radio trigger...it's attached to the L bracket with velcro, and just plugged into the sync port which frees up the hot shoe. Also keeps the transmitter out of the way where it could get broken if it was in the shoe. It's a PITA to change channels, but that's never been a problem for me.



Nov 07, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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And which L Bracket is that?


Nov 08, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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StowePhoto wrote:
And which L Bracket is that?


It's a Kirk bracket...



Nov 08, 2012 at 03:00 PM
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Scott Clark wrote:
This was my solution to this kind of thing...

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n259/toolbox007/My%20Stuff/Cybersync%20Transmitter%20Attachment/IMG_0085-2.jpg

It's a CS transmitter, but the idea would apply to any radio trigger...it's attached to the L bracket with velcro, and just plugged into the sync port which frees up the hot shoe. Also keeps the transmitter out of the way where it could get broken if it was in the shoe. It's a PITA to change channels, but that's never been a problem for me.



on a mkIIn?



Nov 08, 2012 at 03:13 PM
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RichardLavigne wrote:
on a mkIIn?


1Ds actually...



Nov 08, 2012 at 03:40 PM
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jcolman wrote:
Because it often does not work, especially outdoors. That's why I went with radio triggers.


And for me I use a Quantum Qflash for my OCF for the extra power. This way I can control the output from where I am.



Nov 08, 2012 at 04:04 PM
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Scott Clark wrote:
1Ds actually...


Ahhhh.... Nice weapon



Nov 08, 2012 at 10:48 PM





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