Cactus V5 did not trigger my on camera flash

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PeachyC
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Cactus V5 did not trigger my on camera flash
Oct 14, 2011

I could use some advice.
Last week I purchased the Cactus V5 system.

I had a retirement/anniversary event for the coming weekend which was this past Sunday, and I wanted to use off camera flash.

So I tried the system out a few days in my house before the event and the system worked.
It triggered every time.

Well I get to the event and I start taking images and notice that my on camera flash, a Canon 580EX is not firing consistently.
It would fire but not all the time.

Sad to say what I discovered was that what I had neglected to do was to test the V5 at home with my 580EX on the camera. Duh!

Needless to say I figured out that I needed to remove the transmitter V5 from off my camera.

After doing that, my on camera flash in master mode fired and also triggered my off camera flash in slave mode every time.

My question is has anyone experienced a similar problem and what could've caused this problem?

Thanks
Peter

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