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  1. #1
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    radio trigger questions...

    Okay, I got my hong kong triggers in. What's up with my speedlights going to sleep after a few mins of being idle and then needing to be poked back to life! blah!

    I do not trust these cheap things to hold up the flash.

    I've got a lot of missed syncs so far at 1/200, dark strip going through the frame but so far no misses.

    Anyway does anyone know if I can keep the speedlights from going into standby??
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
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    Look in the manual - should be a custom function.

    CFn#01 on the 580 EXII
    Dennis

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    Yeah my vivitars do that too, but i can't disable it.

    Sometimes i just pull the shutter randomly to keep them alive, its really annoying especially when one of them ends up in a weird placing but sometimes, you can purposely place it in a awkward place just to reach around the model a bit.

    Cough cough i mean i would never do that.

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    RTFM Nick!!

    Custom function!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryS View Post
    RTFM Nick!!

    Custom function!
    manuals are for people who don't know people who know.
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
    Canon G10

    Pentax P30, 50mm 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    manuals are for people who don't know people who know.
    Maybe DonS can put his request for an info button on flashes too!
    Dennis

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    I'll one up his info button, i'll request a laser pointer to point to me the distance

    Who needs to calculate guide numbers anymore? Not Moi.

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    Did you get it figured Nick? I use it all the time on my 430EX for the same reason as you... If left on standard, it powers off on my all the time (when its on a trigger).
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  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryS View Post
    Did you get it figured Nick? I use it all the time on my 430EX for the same reason as you... If left on standard, it powers off on my all the time (when its on a trigger).

    Are you joking?? read the F#$%ing manual.

    No I haven't looked it up yet, I'll dig the manual out when I get home and I'll let you know.

    Oh, maybe not tonight I might have tickets to the sens game tonight! yay. We got a goal tender for next year!!! wooot!!!
    Last edited by Nickcanada; 03-05-2009 at 12:39 PM.
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
    Canon G10

    Pentax P30, 50mm 2.0

  10. #10
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    I only said rtfm because every flash is different, and the custom functions are so cryptic....

    430ex is cf1, set to 1.
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    Gear: Canon 60D, Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX DC Macro, Sigma 50-150 f2.8 EX DC II, Canon 50 f1.8, Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 EX DC, Sigma 120-400 DG OS. 1 430EX, 1 430EXII, 1 580EXII, ST-E2, Manfrotto 190XPROB (soon to be replaced by the carbon version)
    Plus filters, wireless triggers and other junk...

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