"PocketWizard FlexTT5 and PlusIII - iTTL and manual together?"
Camp Zama (US Army), JP
I wanted to find out if it's possible to enact this iTTL on-camera and manual off-camera scenario for reception photography and, if so, what I'm doing wrong...
I just switched from Radiopoppers to PWs and would like to use my iTTL/SB900 on-camera, as well as a few manual-mode (Yongnuo YN560-II and SB600) speedlights off-camera. I have the FlexTT5 sandwiched between my SB900 and D700, with PlusIIIs are triggering the Yongnuos by PC cord/SB600 by hot-shoe adapter.
So... I can get the FlexTT5 to trigger the PlusIII/manual flashes while the SB900 is _off_ the FlexTT5. But, the second I mount the SB900 onto the FlexTT5's shoe, I can no longer trigger the Yonguos nor SB600 - the SB900 iTTL on-camera works fine.
After messing around with the PW Utility for some time, I am at a loss... any PW wizards out there that can help?
#2. "RE: PocketWizard FlexTT5 and PlusIII - iTTL and manual together?" In response to Reply # 0
The setting of SB900 on TT5 in hotshot of D700 needs to be Master (not Remote not On). The Master can be TTL or M to trigger on camera SB900 and zone A, B, C channel should be M mode to trigger remote with PW3 with legacy signal with PC codes and hotshoe code with SB600 All TT5 and PW3 need to have same legacy channel to trigger.
I have a similar set up and works fine.
On camera: D800E with TT5 and SB900. (Master mode: M- TTL, A- Manual, ---) As remote, SB900 with PC cable attached to another TT5 (this is the same principal as use of PW3 and it uses legacy mode).
On camera TT5 communicate with both CLT and Legacy with CLT channel priority setting.