can 550 ex trigger 430exII
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joshua grasso
Registered: Feb 09, 2005
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have a pair of 430 ex IIs and see used 550 ex and 580's I for much cheaper than 580ExII's. Trying to find on the web if the wireless will still trigger newer flashes and havn't found the answer. Anyone Know?
Thanks



cordellwillis
Registered: Aug 24, 2004
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Yes you can. No different from the 580EX models.



joshua grasso
Registered: Feb 09, 2005
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sweet thanks. Saves me 400 bones



cordellwillis
Registered: Aug 24, 2004
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joshua grasso wrote:
sweet thanks. Saves me 400 bones


EXACTLY! There are small tidbits of things to like about the newer flashes but overall I never understood the hoopla.

Consider though: there are some things YOU might want that the 550EX lacks. With newer cameras with internal slave flash control you can control an off camera 550EX. However, *I don't think you can* control the 550EX from the camera controls when the 550EX is in the hotshoe of the camera. You have to use the controls of the 550EX. This really doesn't bother me much because I find the 550EX controls enough for me or I use PW ControlTL system.



RichardLavigne
Registered: Jan 13, 2007
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I actually preferred the 580exI to the exII.



joshua grasso
Registered: Feb 09, 2005
Total Posts: 331
Country: United States

*I don't think you can* control the 550EX from the camera controls when the 550EX is in the hotshoe of the camera. You have to use the controls of the 550EX.
I was reading about this and thats true from what i read 550ex is by the back of the flash only.

I actually preferred the 580exI to the exII.
Good to know. I'm trying to make the compromise between getting good enough gear and not overspending especially as I'm getting started. I feel like im splurging enough buying a 5d mark II and 24-70lII . Got to cut corners somewhere.
Thanks Guys