430ex ii - Optical Slave ?

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430ex ii - Optical Slave ?

Postby Canon 500D » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:05 pm

Does the Canon 430ex ii have an optical photocell slave to detect generic flashes?
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Postby pmateiro » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:18 pm

Short answer: no.

You can, however, add a third-party one. Check here: linky.
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Postby Canon 500D » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:21 pm

I mainly use a DSLR, but occasionly I use a 'point and shoot', and it would be useful to have. Cheaper flash units have them, yet this one doesn't.

I appreciate the link.
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Postby pmateiro » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:25 pm

You're right. The Nissin DI 866 MKII, if I'm not mistaken, has an in-built optical slave that can ignore ETTL pre-flashes.
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Postby Citruspers » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:53 pm

Same for the YN-560 (which I have)
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