Problem with Speedlites and Strobe
Well, this is my problem:
I have a Canon Speedlite 580EX II on camera as Master, and a 430EX as Slave. They work perfectly together, so I use the 580EX to trigger the 430EX.
The problem comes when I try to add the Falcon Eyes Strobe flash into the equation. The Falcon Eyes Strobe is triggered by optical signal (it has a photo cell) so when I fire the 580EX on camera, it fires too, BUT then the 430EX does not fire anymore. If I turn the Falcon Eyes Strobe off, the 430EX starts working again.
So the short explanation is that the strobe with optical sensor will fire at the same time as the master's command flash, that would confuse the the Canon slave (430EX)
I work fully wireless, or at least that's my intention. Would the Pocket Wizards be the only solution? The Strobe came with a sync flash, but my camera (Canon 400D) does not accept it, and anyway I don't want to work with a cable attached to the camera. Maybe an add-on optical trigger for the Canon slave would be a better and reliable solution?
Any ideas ?????
* Jose-Luis *
Canon 5D MKII / 400D / C. 24-105 f/4L IS USM / C. 70-200 f/4L IS USM / Sig 10-20 f/4-5.6EX DC HSM / C. 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM / C. 85mm f/1.8 / Speedlite 580EX II & 430EX