Trigger Canon 580ex II as E-PL1 optical slave


Mu-43 Regular
Oct 28, 2010
I have recently purchased an E-PL1 and notice that it has manual flash modes (i.e. no pre-flash). I believe this means I can trigger my Canon 580ex II speedlite as an off-camera optical slave (the 580ex II has optical slave capability that triggers when another flash is detected). The same probably works for the Canon 430ex.

I'm going to try it out, but has anyone else tried this? If so, any tips?


New to Mu-43
Aug 31, 2010
I may be wrong but I don't think the 580EXII can be triggered with a flash as a slave. Not 100% sure about it like I said.

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