Did you know that certain Canon DSLRs can control an external flash unit like this without the need for wires or cables?
I'm Lexy Savvides for CNet, and In this tutorial I'm going to show you an easy way to set up Cannon's wireless flash control system.
don't worry if you're a Nikon user, though, because I'll have a separate tutorial for you really soon.
What you need is a Cannon [UNKNOWN] and wireless flash control and a stabilizer that can receive the signal from your.
I'll be using the 700 d or tf i and the 430 ex two speedlight but the process should be pretty similar.
Whether you're using a seven d mark two.
60 d, 600 d or t three i or a 650 d or t four i. If in doubt check your manual.
The first thing we need to do is turn the camera on and be in a manual exposure mode.
That's P, A, S, or M. On screen, you should see options that look like this.
Press the Q button on the back of your camera to bring up the selection box and scroll through until you see this icon that has a flash unit on it.
If you have a touch screen DSLR, you can just press here to bring up the same option.
This'll bring up three modes, built in flash, easy wireless and custom wireless.
We want to choose the easy wireless option and then take a note of the channel which is selected.
It's usually just set to 1. Next we need to pop up the flash on the camera like so.
This is going to act as a trigger to fire the external flash when we press the shutter button.
The flash also has to be set as a slave so it can receive a signal.
If it's not there already, do so by pressing and holding the zoom button to select.
Just make sure that you're within line of sight if you're using a flash unit without a radio trigger.
So that's it.
An introduction to Cannon's easy wireless flash set-up.
If you want to find out more about adding additional flashes and extra kits and tricks find the full how-to article over at CNET.
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