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The Speedlite EX II (introduced in February ) is the flagship of the Canon Speedlite flashgun range and is used by many professional photographers. My question has to do with my ex ii flash. My specialty is definitely natural light. For years I have been using the canon flashes at wedding. Quick question! I bought a Canon speedlite ex II and I find it hard to learn how to use it. I’m unsure of what the different settings mean and.

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The manual that’s included with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a great starting point for learning the camera, but it’s definitely not the only place you should be getting your information from if you intend to master canoj 5D Mark II.

Today we’re going to talk about one of the greatest mysteries of flash photography, which is “How do you set the Canon EXII in master mode to control remote flashes? Could anyone help me find an easy solution for using this flash on camera at wedding receptions? F Forum M My threads. While shooting indoors at a recent wedding venue of bride and groom 580rx dressed, construction of the cake done by a relative of the groomand signing of the marriage certificate, I had great success putting a similar 5880ex flash on a stand with a pocket wizard and used turbo battery I had gotten from KEH for a fraction of the new price.

Now you’d think if you’re going to set the thing in master mode you might use the mode button for that. For the type of shot you are describing I use camera in Cannon mode setting deciding aperture to desired depth of field and larger 5880ex have quicker recycle times. We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Sony mirrorlses cameras in several categories to make your decisions easier. Think of outdoor cake cuttings, where some people are likelyto hve their back to the sun, and you need to brighten faces.

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All forums Studio and Lighting Technique Change forum. Tuforial not working with multiple groups today so we don’t have to worry about that. And in a moment I’ll show you some video clips and show you hands-on, exactly how it all looks. From your website I can tell you are a more experienced photgrapher than me – my experience with this is as a 2nd photographer on a handful of weddings for friends.


Jim Cassatt’s gear list. I’ve seen other photographers using the Lightsphere outside-I have no idea why. I bought a Canon speedlite ex II and I find it hard to learn how to use it. Don’t worry about the features, focus on the benefits. And now you can see it says “master on” and when I push the set button in the center it locks that setting in and you can see it also now says that it’s on channel one.


So what I’m saying is that there’s pretty much no point in learning to master the unit. Wacom’s latest pro tablet can help take your editing workflow — and most importantly, the final image results ccanon to the next level. The first thing I check is the ceiling. If someone has a usual manner in which they operate their flash that is simple and works, please do share.

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Michael Hanlon demonstrates exposure compensation between interior and exterior lighting environments on the Canon 5D Mark II. We want to make sure all of our flashes are on the same channel. If you have trouble playing the video, pause it and let it buffer fully. Instead you use the zoom button and that’s not very intuitive but that’s how they did it. You’re turning on or off this master unit as a master control unit–not as a light source. And not only do you use the zoom button but you have to know to hold it down for a couple of seconds to get into this master mode setting.

The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras. Once you’re in that mode and you’ve used the zoom button and you’ve held it down for a couple of seconds to get in there, the terms “on” and “off” at that point only apply to the wireless system as a whole. I now use the 7D, with the flash hand held off camera with very pleasing results.

We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Canon DSLRs in several categories to make your decisions easier. You need to think differently, and set the cxamera and falshdifferently, when it is the main light source, or the “fill” light source.


I’m still wishing for the magic bullet that will make all of this lighting stuff click, especially inside with low light or outside to fill in shadows. It may not be a replacement for a DSLR, but it can complement one well for some uses. I’ve yet to find that source. The best camera bargains of And I go through photo shoots with live models and you can watch all that. My specialty is definitely natural light. There’s some pretty good info at this super.

So you want to control the flashes on your camera using a remote, and 580sx know that you need to get to Master mode on your Canon EX II to be able to do that. Now, all you need is your Android equipped smartphone sorry iPhone users and a new mob Time to cook cxnon. Why not take the other tack and learn how to solve your own problems?

There are numerous resources for flash technique and one I’ve seen recommended repeatedly is: My question has to do with my ex ii flash.

So there you have it. Seeing what others are able to do with flash, and not have a photo look like flash was used, plus some other interesting flash techniques, finally convinced me to make the purchase. Now it’s configured so that the is being driven by thewhich we will put on the camera and they’ll work together, talking to the camera to adjust the flash exposure as we shoot.

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So the thing to keep in mind is this. And that’s actually pretty easy to do because there’s just a physical switch on the down here that says xanon.

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