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Canon 580EX II Master Mystery Solved Settings

Working with Canon Speedlite flashes can be both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because these wonderfully intelligent devices can deliver the right amount of light in your scene, working with the camera to calculate the correct exposure in the fraction second after pressing the shutter button. It's really quite miraculous. On the other hand, is a curse when we struggle to understand how these flashes based on the cryptic instructions in the manual, and you're pulling their hair out in frustration when not working. This happens too often. One of the adjustments more confusing in the Canon 580EX II flash is Master Mode. This is the way the 580EX on the camera becomes the master, or controller, other remote flashes. Remote controls could be additional 580 EX flashes, or simpler models such as the 430EX. In order to control the remote control, you have to get the master flash properly configured, and this can be confusing, to say the least. The first confusion arises because Canon chose to start the Master settings having to press the zoom button on the flash. Not the mode button, which would have made sense, but the zoom button. Once you press the zoom button and hold for 2 seconds, the flash enters the Master mode installation. The confusion arises in the second mode when you see the words on and off. These words can mean different things when it comes to a flash. For example, when set to Off, I'm turning the flash itself as a light source, or am I simply turn off their main function? (The answer is the latter). If you think this is flash itself as a light source, so the only light in the scene comes from the remote flashes, that's a totally different scenario, let's talk about another time. Only understands this. Once you hold the button down to zoom into the Master setting mode, the meaning of the terms on and off only apply only the state of the wireless flash mode, Master mode this flash. If you turn it off, you are turning off the flash function as a master. In that case you care really light flash with a regular flash, independent. No wonder photographers pull their hair out trying to understand this. The terminology lends itself to ambiguity and the choice of the buttons on the Canon was less than crystal clear. And of course the manual flash 580EX II is a typical manual camera, a brief, cryptic, and probably written by someone who spoke English as a second language. For a real demonstration of the flash setting, you want want to see the video that illustrates this technique detailed on the website SteeleTraining (dot com). In this video you can actually see the process carried out with hands and with flash, and sometimes an image (especially a moving image) worth 1000 words. About the Author

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