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Equipment & Techniques => Cameras, Lenses and Shooting gear => Topic started by: Pandanus on September 05, 2012, 10:25:38 AM

Title: Canon 5D Mark III What options for off camera flash?
Post by: Pandanus on September 05, 2012, 10:25:38 AM
I have the 580 EX and was using Yongnuo ST-E2 transmitter on the 5D Mark II.   It does not work withthe Mark III.  Is there another transmitter I can use with out spending $ for the Canon Flash and transmitter.  But will the Canon transmitter alone work with the 580 EX flash?  Thanks.  Louise
Title: Re: Canon 5D Mark III What options for off camera flash?
Post by: Ellis Vener on September 05, 2012, 01:26:05 PM
If you are keeping the flash to with 33 feet of the camera look at the 33 foot long cable from http://www.OCFgear.com

I have used that cable with both the 5D Mark III and the 1D X without any problems, I have even using that hardwired flash as a master for a five light set up.

While I love my PocketWizard ControlTL systems for their versatility and reliability there are times when the best solution is hardwiring a  flash to the camera.
Title: Re: Canon 5D Mark III What options for off camera flash?
Post by: Pandanus on September 05, 2012, 04:05:21 PM
Thank you!  It certainly makes sense. I want to hand hold and that is most likely the logical way to go.   Louise