Have you ever used several flash units at the same time in order to light your shot evenly or achieve a certain effect? The remote systems on modern digital cameras are particularly suited to this. On most systems, a flash unit, such as the mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital, can be employed on the camera as a “controller” or “master”. Alternatively, some cameras also offer this control function on the built-in flash unit.
This allows the corresponding slave flash units to be activated wirelessly, as well as controlled using the camera-specific TTL flash mode. Slave flash units such as the mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital, 50 AF-1 digital or the 58 AF-2 digital can all be used in this way. The number of slave flash units you can use is unlimited.
You should however note that camera manufacturers' remote systems work in different ways. You should therefore make sure that the slave flash units always correspond to the appropriate version for the camera manufacturer.
If the flash unit built into the camera does not have a controller or master function, it is only possible to activate a second flash unit wirelessly at the same time. This slave flash mode is available for flash units including the mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital and also some versions of the mecablitz 50 AF-1 digital and the 58 AF-2 digital.
In this instance the slave flash unit is only activated wirelessly at the same time. The pre-flash technology must also be taken into consideration here, depending on the camera system and the flash unit. The slave flash unit is employed in manual flash mode in this case. Therefore, in general, manually adjustable partial lighting levels can also be used.