« on: February 10, 2014, 11:18:12 AM »
This is my first post even though I have been coming to this forum religiously everyday for a few years now.
I have a question please.
How do you set up to do light metering with an external light meter(e.g. Sekonic 758) when you use multiple flashes?
In studio, I use a sync cord connected to the meter and one of the strobes, which then fires other strobes optically and I get my reading.
Can the same be done with flashes?
How can you use the ST-E3 RT to do this ? Can I connect a cable to it and the light meter and fire multiple 600 Rts to get a reading.
The ST E3 manual does not mention anything. Search with Google did not turn up anything either!
Thanks a lot
I have a Sekonic L-358, 3 600's and an STE3. I contacted Sekonic to see of they were ever planning on creating Canon friendly RT module. It appears not as they are in bed with Pocket Wizard.
If I am working with my 3 flashes in a studio set up they are usually on manual. I use group mode which is just awesome. I carry the STE3 and L-358 around with me. I turn off the other flashes and work on one at a time starting with the key. I fire the flash using the test button, get a reading on the L-358 and adjust power output using the ST-E3. When all done I place the STE3 back on the camera.
This was the only wireless solution I could find. I purchased a generic spare foot to carry the STE3 around but I found it was very tight while clamping so I cut up the foot that came with the flash to prevent damage. I ordered a replacement foot from Canon.