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Trigger a 580EX II with a Cybersync Commander
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:37:29 PM »
Hi Everyone,
So I received my first Einstein and Cybersync Commander today, and I'm trying to trigger a 580ex ii as a slave.  However, I'm reading that the 580ex ii can't be triggered as an optical slave by a non-Canon flash.  So my question(s) are: 1) Is this true?  And 2) If so, how can I trigger the 580ex ii as a slave?  Can I use the cord from the Einstein to the 580ex ii or do I pretty much have to pony up for another PCB wireless trigger?

Thanks in advance for the help!
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Trigger a 580EX II with a Cybersync Commander
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:37:29 PM »

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Re: Trigger a 580EX II with a Cybersync Commander
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 09:51:24 PM »
Another PCB trigger may be easiest.  Or, you can get an Sonia attachment to make your 580 a generic optical slave ($16, you need the ones with a green base).

Read more on Syl Arena's blog:

http://pixsylated.com/blog/canon-speedlites-optical-slaves/
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Re: Trigger a 580EX II with a Cybersync Commander
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 10:03:29 PM »
Excellent info.  Thanks, neuro!
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Re: Trigger a 580EX II with a Cybersync Commander
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 10:03:29 PM »