After some advice if possible... I purchased a 580exII a few weeks back to use as a master with my 430exII, to replace my cheap trigger set I have, mainly for ettl purposes and to have a second flash
However the first time I was using this combo was outdoors on a Bright sunny Day, and had the 430 off to the left of the camera on a stand with an umbrella. I was finding that the 430 wasn't firing anywhere outside a metre away, even under a metre there was a 50 50 chance of it firing... Nothing to do with sync times either as I was giving it plenty of time to re-sync..
Indoors however its fine, managed to get it to fir about 90% of the time...
I have read that they do perform poorly outdoors, but this is ridiculous.. Are there any tricks or tips anyone has to improve the outdoor performance? I was fairly conscious of making sure the flashes were pointed at each other.. Any settings I should be considering.. I had them both on Channel 1, i don't know if that makes a difference though?
Thanks in advance