Canon Speedlite 580EXII

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  1. Pete.c

    Pete.c New Member

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    To anyone who maybe able to help !!!!!!

    Today as a Christmas present I received a canon speedlite 580exii. Great. I have a canon eos 4000d how can I connect it to wifi for off camera. I didn't think its possible with this camera. Is it possible or not. It works fine mounted on the camera itself.

    Peter
     

  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    Wifi allows you to connect and share images. Wifi will have nothing to do with flash, to shoot off camera you either use sync cords, remote triggers, or in the case of some flashes like the Nikon SB-26 you can shoot in slave mode where they trigger when they see other flashes trigger. I would suggest looking into Yongnuo TTL triggers for the canon, its an easy way to get off camera and have full TTL functionality and a fraction of the cost of pocket wizards.
     
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    That thread is from 2012, I am assuming you did not mean it is you on the thread. The thread states the same information from my post, slave, remote trigger or cord. Don't confuse the term wireless with WIFI, flash photography has been using the term wireless trigger long before WiFi has been an option on the camera, the 7d in the thread did not have built in wifi. Wifi on cameras is the ability to transfer the file. Wireless trigger is a flash capability. You typically do this through some RF trigger (radio frequency) although like i mentioned Nikon has a nice slave function built into some of their flashes where they trigger based on other flash pre-flashes. I would do some reading on the "Strobist" blog if you want to really get into the specifics. Weather it is canons new RF system, pocket wizard, photix or as i mentioned Yongnuo, there are many options.
     
  5. Pete.c

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    Yep, that's what I need to do read...……….still learning.
     

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