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Carney2 Silver Member Charter MemberSat 09-Mar-13 02:56 PM
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"SB-600 and PocketWizards"


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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?

  

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MEMcD Moderator
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dlevine
18th Aug 2013
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chanrahan Silver Member
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TiagoMota
11th Jan 2014
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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 10-Mar-13 03:34 AM
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#1. "RE: SB-600 and PocketWizards"
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Hi Tom,

You need a PC to Hotshoe adaptor .
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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dlevine Registered since 18th Aug 2013Sun 18-Aug-13 11:23 PM
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#2. "RE: SB-600 and PocketWizards"
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Tom,

I am wondering if you tried the PC to hotshoe adaptor that Marty suggested. I have 2 sb600s, and I want to trigger them with PW Plus Xs.

Any luck with solving the problem?

Thanks for you help,

Dan

  

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chanrahan Silver Member Nikonian since 31st May 2004Tue 20-Aug-13 01:56 AM
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#3. "RE: SB-600 and PocketWizards"
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Baltimore, US
          

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!

Chris

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TiagoMota Registered since 11th Jan 2014Sat 11-Jan-14 04:24 PM
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#4. "RE: SB-600 and PocketWizards"
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Sat 11-Jan-14 04:30 PM by TiagoMota

BR
          

>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?

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 11-Jan-14 08:18 PM
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#5. "RE: SB-600 and PocketWizards"
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Hi Tiago,

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.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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