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PW Issue

 
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May 24, 2013 14:58 |  #1

The other night I was doing a shoot and one of my PW's wouldn't fire. I was bouncing it off a large reflector and I seemed to narrow it down to the reflector blocking the signal if it was blocking the path (line of sight) to the flash. Now I know the PW's are radio and don't need line of sight however if I removed the reflector it would fire, put it back and it would not... Has anyone had a similar issue??? The odd thing is only one of the flash/PW combos would react this way, switching out stands rectified the problem. Batteries were all fresh.


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May 25, 2013 07:42 |  #2

Which flash and which PW? The Flex series of PW are horrible because of noise generated by some Canon Speedlites. I ended up getting rid of mine and went with Phottix Odin triggers.


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May 27, 2013 13:42 |  #3

Mike R wrote in post #15965636 (external link)
Which flash and which PW? The Flex series of PW are horrible because of noise generated by some Canon Speedlites. I ended up getting rid of mine and went with Phottix Odin triggers.

430EX and 430EXII. I have never had an issue except when the reflector was in the way...


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May 27, 2013 19:50 |  #4

Casual wrote in post #15972522 (external link)
430EX and 430EXII. I have never had an issue except when the reflector was in the way...

580 is has the issue


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