I just purchased a few of the new PocketWizard Plus Xs. I have a few speedlights, but the SB-600 appears to be the only one that is not ready to go with the PocketWizard. There is no connection socket to plug it in. I am assuming that this can be overcome with some sort of an attachment for the hot shoe area. Anyway, my question is how to connect an SB-600 to a PocketWizard?
Sat 11-Jan-14 04:24 PM | edited Sat 11-Jan-14 04:30 PM by TiagoMota
>Hi Dan, > >I just purchased 3 Pocket Wizards and the adapter that Marty >suggests above for my 2 SB600 flashes. The setup works >perfectly. > >You do need to remember to turn off the "Standby >Mode" in your SB-600 if you have it set. Otherwise, when >the SB-600 goes into Standby mode, the Pocket Wizard won't be >able to trigger it. > >Good Luck! > >
I bought 2 PC to hotshoe adapters (brand: Pixel, model: TF-321) to use my PocketWizards Plus III with my SB600 and SB700, but it doesn't work with any of them! I've tried all sorts of settings on both speedlights and transceivers. Any help?
Welcome to Nikonians! The Pixel TF-321 appears to be a Pass Through design with a Canon TTL hotshoe on one side and a Canon hotfoot on the other side.
What are you mounting the hotfoot on? I suspect that is where you problem is. If the hotfoot is mounted on a camera or metal foot, it is more than likely shorting out the connection between the Speedlight and the PC port.
You only need a generic hotshoe adaptor. Preferably with a 1/4" -20 tripod socket on the bottom so you can mount it on a light stand.
Did you check the continuity between the hotshoe and the PC port?
Are the Speedlights fully seated and locked in the hotshoe?
Is the Sync cord fully seated in the PW and the PC port on the hotshoe?
Are the Speedlights in Manual flash mode with sleep mode disabled?
Are all the PW's on the same channel?
Have you tried repositioning the PW transceivers? Sometimes if they are too close together they won't work.