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Jim Saunders

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Canon RT flashes - PC port triggering & master mode
« on: March 06, 2017, 09:33:55 PM »
So I don't have a PC cable to check for myself, but does anyone know if a 600 or similar set as master, will act as master as per normal (i.e. firing all the slaves) if it (the master) is triggered through its PC port?

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Canon RT flashes - PC port triggering & master mode
« on: March 06, 2017, 09:33:55 PM »

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Re: Canon RT flashes - PC port triggering & master mode
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 03:02:12 PM »
The PC port is 'dumb' – it sends only the signal to fire (you need to set power manually).  If you want to use the 600 as a master, you need to connect it to the hotshoe, directly or via an E-TTL extension cord (Canon OC-E3 or a longer 3rd party variant, check flashzebra.com).
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Re: Canon RT flashes - PC port triggering & master mode
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 05:36:01 PM »
I appreciate the reply.  I enjoy using the lights with my Canon bodies but I had the compulsion to try it with something else, you see.

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Re: Canon RT flashes - PC port triggering & master mode
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 10:41:29 AM »
So I don't have a PC cable to check for myself, but does anyone know if a 600 or similar set as master, will act as master as per normal (i.e. firing all the slaves) if it (the master) is triggered through its PC port?

Jim
You could do that if you have optical triggers for the slaves but no, not with the IR or radio systems.

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Re: Canon RT flashes - PC port triggering & master mode
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 10:41:29 AM »