So I just bought a set of PW MiniTT1 + 2x FlexTT5 used here on POTN. I was led to believe (from PW's demo video, as well as the instructions) that these triggers are pretty much fire-and-forget. As in, attach flash to FlexTT, attach a Mini or a Flex to the body's hotshoe, make sure the units are on and on the same channels, take a test shot, and you're good to go (for ETTL).
Being completely new to these RF trigger system, I have no idea why it isn't working. The flash I'm using is the 580EX2 (and although I understand there might be some interference issues, I was under the impression that only really affected the distance/range). I cannot even get the flash to fire within 5 feet from the camera. And I've also used the shoe filter + soft filter on the flash, still no joy.
If any experts can shed some light on the matter for me, I would greatly appreciate it. Being used, in the back of my mind, I start to wonder whether the units are bad/non-functional to begin with. The seller said it was only used once and that all the units worked. When asked when it was bought, seller said they were bought when first released. But the seller also said that the firmware was kept updated to ensure functionality.
Well, that's great and all, but in my noobish hands... it's not working. The battery was DoA on the Mini so I just ordered one. But since the FlexTT5 is a "transceiver", I just assumed slapping the TT5 on the body and mounting the 580ex2 on the other TT5 should work just as well. It's not.
I'm hoping I'm just missing a couple of basic steps to get them working but I'm also starting to wonder if I received duds.
Please help if you can. Thanks.