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Old 19th of September 2013 (Thu)   #1
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Default Sekonic L478DR and Pocket Wizard Plus

I have a Seconic L-478DR anda few pocket wizards plus. My flash is a canon 600EX-RT and a Canon 580EX. My problem is I can't get the meter to trigger the flash wirelessly for a reading. Can anyone help?...thanx....Jim
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Default Re: Sekonic L478DR and Pocket Wizard Plus

Are they using the same frequency?
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Default Re: Sekonic L478DR and Pocket Wizard Plus

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I have a Seconic L-478DR anda few pocket wizards plus. My flash is a canon 600EX-RT and a Canon 580EX. My problem is I can't get the meter to trigger the flash wirelessly for a reading. Can anyone help?...thanx....Jim
1) Are the PW Plus units and the Sekonic all set to the same channel (channels 1 through 4 only)?

2) If using the PC port on the EX flashes to connect the PW unit, are the flashes all set to normal flash mode (instead of master or slave mode)? The PC port does not function when the flashes are in slave or master mode.

3) Is the Sekonic set to radio triggering flash mode?
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Default Re: Sekonic L478DR and Pocket Wizard Plus

The meter is set to flash triggering and the flash and meter both set to ch2
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The meter is set to flash triggering and the flash and meter both set to ch2
Did you check to see if the PW Plus units are at least receiving the trigger signal from the light meter?
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Default Re: Sekonic L478DR and Pocket Wizard Plus

My guess is you have a PW receiver the 600 as well? Just in case Canon RT only plays nicely with Canon RT so any Sekonic products will not fire the 600.
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The meter is set to flash triggering and the flash and meter both set to ch2
The flash? You mean the PW Plus units that're connected to the flashes (600EX-RT and 580EX), right? Or are you doing what Digital Paradise was thinking you're doing in the previous post?
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I have a Seconic L-478DR anda few pocket wizards plus. My flash is a canon 600EX-RT and a Canon 580EX. My problem is I can't get the meter to trigger the flash wirelessly for a reading. Can anyone help?...thanx....Jim
Sorry about the simple questions but.....

•Does the meter "actually" have the pocket wizard module. Even though the meter supports pocket wizard, sometimes when people buy a sekonic meter, they assume the module comes with it. It is a separate purchase.
•Make sure that the meter and the pocket wizard receivers are on the same channel
•Make sure that the meter is set to wirelessly fire via the pocket wizard. There are two different firing modes for this feature. One is to set the meter, then the meter waits for a flash to fire, the other is, when the set button is depressed on the meter, it fires the flash wirelessly and reads the power of the flash at the same time.
•You do have the pocket wizards Plus attached to the 600EX and 580EX, right?

Hope this helps.....
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Sorry about the simple questions but.....

•Does the meter "actually" have the pocket wizard module. Even though the meter supports pocket wizard, sometimes when people buy a sekonic meter, they assume the module comes with it. It is a separate purchase.

•Make sure that the meter and the pocket wizard receivers are on the same channel
•Make sure that the meter is set to wirelessly fire via the pocket wizard. There are two different firing modes for this feature. One is to set the meter, then the meter waits for a flash to fire, the other is, when the set button is depressed on the meter, it fires the flash wirelessly and reads the power of the flash at the same time.

Hope this helps.....
It's the "DR" version so it'll have the module in there right out of the box.
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It's the "DR" version so it'll have the module in there right out of the box.
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