#31. "RE: PocketWizard FlexTT5 & MiniTT1, with Sekonic L-758DR" In response to In response to 24
>Where I was going wrong was not setting the "Basic Trigger" in the >Misc area and apparently using channel 32.
Ray, the channel 32 (or rather the high number channels 17-32) was where I failed to do things properly. I am now sure I must have had a mismatch between the group (A, B or C) on the FlexTT5s and the group setting on the L-758DR. I probably had the meter set to trigger group D, which a FlexTT5 can of course not respond to.
You probably figured all this out already, if not you may want to try this:
Reconfigure the PW units as before, but select a high number channel (17-32), say 32 or 22. Set SB-900 to Manual and FlexTT5 to group A.
Enter radio trigger mode on the the L-758DR and select the same high number channel. Cycle through the buttons ISO1, ISO2, MID.TONE and M.CLEAR on the meter until four hyphens "----" appear to the left of the blinking channel number. Then press the ISO1 button and look for "A---" in the display. Press the trigger button to set channel/group and return to normal operating mode. When I do this, I can trigger FlexTT5s set to group A. That was what I expected to find yesterday, but I must have introduced some mismatch.
I have still not been able to make it work without "Misc" "Basic Trigger". When I do a Factory Reset on a FlexTT5 and only uncheck the "Use ContrlTL for Receive Channel" as demonstrated in a YouTube video by a guy called Zack, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOOq3sX6Ki4&feature=related , it does not work for me as shown in the video, not with a SB-900 on the FlexTT5.
Browsing through comments posted to that video, it seems that more people could not make it work. Some postings indicate that it works with SB-800 but not with SB-900, and the symptoms described fit what I see with SB-900.
Now, Zack does not mention nor show a SB-900 in that video. When I read Dinil's posting again, I observe that SB-900 does indeed not appear in his test setup. May be I have been reading more into his posting than what he actually puts forward. On the other hand, Dinil mentions the SB-900 a few times.
I guess I will just stick to the "Misc" "Basic Trigger" in combination with a high channel number (17-32) as I prefer to have the group control offered by those channels.