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Can Canon PW Flex and Mini units manually trigger on a Nikon system?

 
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Jun 01, 2011 14:02 |  #1

Hi,

I have the Canon PocketWizard mini and a few flex units. I have a friend who shoots Nikon. He will be using a set of ALien Bee heads. Will my PW units work in manual trigger mode on his Nikon body to trigger the AB? I did not want to try it. :) He and I were talking about it and I got to wondering if it would work.


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Jun 01, 2011 14:05 |  #2

To add. I know there is a Nikon version of the PW system and know the Canon one will not work for TTL stuff with the Nikon. Just curious about whether it would work as a manual trigger.


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Jun 01, 2011 17:39 |  #3

I don't have firsthand knowledge, but my understanding (just from what I've read) is that the manual trigger functionality is not brand-specific. So as a simple remote trigger, it would work. But you can just try it, right?


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Jun 01, 2011 18:09 |  #4

Does he have a PW transmitter your Canon one would be a bad choice. I would be afraid that the contacts would short out the PW unit ot worst yet the camera. From my understanding running the flexes in manual mode using the correct channel to correspond with the Plus and multi max channel are the same through out all PWs. But the iTTL channels are specific to the camera brands.


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Jun 01, 2011 18:11 as a reply to  @ Blackey Cole's post |  #5

yes it will work..it will be a PW Plus 2 in otherwords:)

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Jul 28, 2011 09:16 |  #6

CxThree wrote in post #12516967 (external link)
To add. I know there is a Nikon version of the PW system and know the Canon one will not work for TTL stuff with the Nikon. Just curious about whether it would work as a manual trigger.

So, did it work or was their a huge bang and a puff of smoke?

(I only ask as I plan on doing the same tomorrow! :lol: )




  
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Jul 28, 2011 19:32 |  #7

Yeha, they work. Just use manual mode on the PWs.


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Jul 28, 2011 22:16 |  #8

CxThree wrote in post #12840093 (external link)
Yeha, they work. Just use manual mode on the PWs.

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