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Elinchron BRX500 & Sekonic L478DR

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Nov 17, 2013 16:43 |  #1

Hello Everybody,

Just started getting into studio photography and recently purchased the Elinchrom BRX500 studio kit and a Sekonic L478DR.

The Sekonic L478DR has a built in pocket wizard. Am I correct to say that in order for the Sekonic L478DR to trigger the strobes, I will also need a pocket wizard to go with the EL-Skyport that came with the studio kit?

I tried pairing up the devices last night and couldn’t get the Sekonic L478DR to trigger the strobes even though they were both on Channel 2.

I tried to search the forum & google but couldn't find the answer.

Thanks for your help.

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Nov 17, 2013 17:07 |  #2

If you notice your car radio, it has buttons 1-6, but it cannot receive TV channels 1-6 or FRS walkie talkie channels 1-6 either. Same problem!

Metz wireless flash has channels 1-5 and there is not necessarily compatability with Canon wireless flash channels 1-5 either, unless Metz specifically claims 'Canon compatible wireless' for a model like the 58AF. Same problem!

If the Elinchrom does not claim 'Pocket Wizard compatible', do not assume one listens to the other. And even if you have 'Pocket Wizard compatible' and have selected the same channel, there might also be the need to match sub-channels as well.

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Nov 17, 2013 21:22 |  #3

Hi xiled,
You will need a pw system in order to use the 478 to trigger the lights, or you can use the meter in "flash cordless" mode. Press the measurement button and the meter will wait 90 seconds for you to trigger your lights with the skyport system.

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