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Pocket Wizard/Speedlight problems

 
jalleva
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Oct 02, 2012 02:32 |  #1

I have two 580 exii and two pocket wizard ii's. I run one PW in the camera hotshoe, with the other transceiver connected to a speedlight set to master.

The other speedlight is set to slave and placed line-of-sight to the first speedlight.

I can only seem to get this to fire with the first speedlight (the one connected to the PW) in ETTL and not manual mode. And it fires very dimly.

The second Speedlight (slave) will only fire in manual. I would like to have both in manual as I need to control each light individually, but fire at the same time.

What am I not doing correctly?




  
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Oct 02, 2012 06:03 |  #2

Master 580 will only work as a master at the camera... Can't be set as a master and not have an ettl connection to the camera


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Oct 02, 2012 19:39 |  #3

Read the manuals that should clear a lot up.

You do not need to put them in master/slave mode to utilize the PW's.


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Oct 02, 2012 20:33 |  #4

What you are trying to do is possible, but there are a lot of functional fishhooks and limitations.

1) Type "hybrid triggering" into the search feature of this forum. Hybrid triggering is part fundamental sync, and part Canon infrared controlled sync.

2) Pop a batch of fresh popcorn (with real butter).

3) Choose a favorite complementary beverage.

4) Enjoy the reading and the snacks.

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Oct 03, 2012 01:44 |  #5

I think I'm just going to get another PW and run both flashes in manual. ETTL is close, but it's easier to be consistent if I can set both to M.




  
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