boonerodriguez 7:40pm, 12 September 2007
Does anybody know how to make a speedlight (like a 580) trigger a pocket wizard?

I'd like to use my ST-E2 to trigger my speedlight (that would be in my hand), and the speedlight trigger a pw that triggers any other lights in the area. The reason why I wanna use the st-e2 is for help focusing in the dark at weddings.
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metakephoto PRO 11 years ago
Maybe try using a wein slave instead of the pocket wizards (and yes i know this options is probably your last resort, because of so many wedding guests firing off their flashes too). When i shoot weddings I use 2 Nikon SB-800 flash units with the Nikon D200 in-camera transmitter, which solves your focusing in the dark problem.
boonerodriguez 11 years ago
Lately I've been using my st-e2 on camera just to focus at super dark weddings, and then plugging pw's into my camera w/ pc cords to trigger my flashes.
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LukeOlsen PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LukeOlsen (admin) 11 years ago
I was ordering some cords from Paramount and saw this:

www.paramountcords.com/ttl.asp

Looks like you might be able to hook up the STE2 and the PW in the shoe so that you can trigger both. The STE2 can trigger the handheld 580 and the PW can trigger the other flashes.
camroncamera 11 years ago
There are some cool mods available at Michael Bass Designs:

michaelbass.blogspot.com/index.html#StartMiniCatalog
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