Thanks for reminding me of our earlier discussion ... Senior moment.
I guess I'm still hoping that the CLS system is smarter than it really is. If NAS would subside for a while, I would acquire the four channel recording oscilloscope I've talked about and decode the preflash and triggering pulses to see just what is conveyed. It would be nice to probe the signals sent to the flash tube, instead of trying to read the modulated optical pulses emitted by it. Somewhere around here I have a high voltage probe that I used with my ancient scope. Even better, read the date stream ahead of the high voltage section. Both of these of course require taking an SB800 apart and probing around. With SB800s no longer available, I'm a bit reluctant to do this. So much to do and so little time!
FYI: I am assembling a herd of a dozen or more pocket wizards, mixed between the Plus II and Multimax models for use with the speedlight herd. I'm planning some long shutter time night shots of moving vehicles with timed intervals between the firing of the remote groups. The Multimax PWs give me four remote groups (A, B, C, and D) plus the on-camera local (L), instead of the three plus one provided by CLS.
I'm awaiting delivery of the rest of the PW herd and look forward to getting started.
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