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mgnike1
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May 09, 2012 11:34 |  #1

Hi all,

I will be shooting quite a few baseball team/individual pics today and will need to set up two monolights with pocketwizards to get it done.

I don't want to fire one of the flashes and have the other flash go off since they're sensitive to flash.

My question is what are the settings or channels that I need to have in place on the pocketwizard to sync with my cameras?

Thanks!

Mike




  
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May 10, 2012 07:40 |  #2

Mike,
I suspect you got no response because there was WAY too much missing information. Which lights, manual or ETTL, what camera, which PWs, what are you trying to actually do, etc. Sounds like the event is over now but it's never too late to learn.


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May 10, 2012 09:03 |  #3

Yeah I hope you got it sorted out in time.
Basically with PocketWizard Plus II or any other basic RF-based triggering system, all you need is a transmitter and two receivers on the same frequency/channel.


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May 10, 2012 11:00 |  #4

Anton,

Have the Profoto 300's, 2 of them, monolights.... 2-pocketwizard II....camera Canon 7D/30D...wanted to have 2 cameras, 2 shooters, shooting individual pics at same time....I would be using 1 camera, 1 light and 1 pocketwizard....my partner would have the same equipment to shoot....we would be side to side shooting to speed up work and not keep parents/coaches/player​s waiting too long.

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May 10, 2012 11:10 |  #5

You need a pair of pocketwizards for each shooter; one to transmit (on the camera) and one to receive (on the strobe). You can set each pair to a different channel, and be able to work without interfering with one another. Alternatively, one of you uses the pocketwizard pair that you have, and the other gets a long PC extension cable to fire their strobe from the camera. Just be sure to keep the cable away from foot traffic.




  
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May 10, 2012 11:12 |  #6

mgnike1 wrote in post #14410557 (external link)
Anton,

Have the Profoto 300's, 2 of them, monolights.... 2-pocketwizard II....camera Canon 7D/30D...wanted to have 2 cameras, 2 shooters, shooting individual pics at same time....I would be using 1 camera, 1 light and 1 pocketwizard....my partner would have the same equipment to shoot....we would be side to side shooting to speed up work and not keep parents/coaches/player​s waiting too long.

Thanks!

I don't think the 300's have built in PW, so you will need 2 more PWII for the 300's.


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