July 02, 2015, 02:25:56 PM

Author Topic: Using on camera TTL flash while firing manual flash remotely  (Read 504 times)

brianleighty

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Alright, so I've been using the Yongnuo 622 for sometime now. I just shot a wedding last night and ran into problems again with it. The issue is I want to be able to share a manual flash (in this case an alien bee) to bring up the ambient level and then let the ttl on camera flash fill in from there. The issue is even when I've tried doing the trick of setting the group to C and only doing the A:B setting it still jacks up a lot. What I'm looking for is a simple manual flash that also has TTL pass through to the on camera flash. I looked at this list of manual flash triggers:
http://flashhavoc.com/flash-trigger-guide-manual/

and the Commlite Comtrig T320, Ojecoco H-430 / Commlite  Comtrig G430, and the Phottix Strato II seem like my only real options. Everyone says the Phottix are the best but still I read reviews of them not lasting very long before they develop cracks. If anyone has a better way of doing this I'm all ears. Just FYI. I shoot with a 5d mark ii which has a flash sync port and a 6d which does not.
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