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Old    Swami (swami)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-23-2007, 1:55 PM Reply   
It seems I heard that this flash has a radio trigger in it. Does anyone know if it can trigger flashes using Pocket Wizard?

Can a pocket wizard trigger this flash?

Thanks!
-Swami
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-23-2007, 3:41 PM Reply   
Yes and no...

The system that the Canon flashes use is OPTICAL, and the Pocket Wizards are RADIO slaves. They cannot communicate with one another.

BUT, you can totally use your 580ex with PWs. You just need to buy two additional cables so that you can hook the PW's up to the hot shoe of the 580ex. From there you just gotta set your flash to manual and find the right settings for the given situation, and you're set. I'm actually running this setup right now and I'm happy with it...
Old    Russell (xcharrier)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-25-2007, 9:52 AM Reply   
That is not entirely correct... the system the canon flashes use is infrared, they are by NO means optical. But you are correct about the pocket wizards... they can be used but its not cheap and it certainly isnt built into the 580.

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