Hi, first time poster here. Feel free to send me packing if this is not the place to ask this.
I wanted to try a different setup today. A PocketWizard PlusII on a 5D MkII firing a PocketWizard PlusII connected to 580EXII as the master, a 420EX as the slave. The 580 fires without any problem but the 420 fires after a brief delay(maybe a half second). If I mount the 580 in the shoe then the 420 fires simultaneously. Now I suppose I could achieve a really cool effect with a long enough exposure but that's not what I want. I would like to have both flashes fire simultaneously with neither one mounted on the shoe.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to do this without having to use something other than the PocketWizards?
I tried using different settings but the 580 will act as a master only when it is in ETTL mode so Manual and Multi mode will not fire the 420.