|I'm hoping someone out there tonight can help me out with an issue. My goal is to get my 430EX (off camera, cabled) to fire my 2 Alien Bee strobes. I'm almost there, but I seem to be missing something important. I'm at the point where I shoot, the 430EX goes off and the 2 ABs also go off (seemingly simultaneously), but none of the light from the ABs end up in the shot. Even with a long exposure. So, it seems like the ABs are firing before the shutter opens. I know they slave off of other flashes and IR pulses, so my best guess is that the 430EX is firing something before the actual flash+exposure. I'm going to bust open the ol' manual now but I figured I'd ask you guys in the meantime, too. Oh, and I get the same behavior if I use the on camera flash in auto mode as the master, so I imagine it's flashing before the actual exposure as well?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.