Need Help with "Linked Shooting" on 5d3 and 600EX-RT

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Need Help with "Linked Shooting" on 5d3 and 600EX-RT
Sep 18, 2012

I am trying to use the "linked shooting" feature of the 600EX-RT with my 5d3 and having problems.

Notes on setup: Slave unit is 5D3 with 600EX-RT
Master unit is 7d with ST-E3-RT

I can trigger the "slave unit" from the 7d and from the ST-E3-RT but I cannot get the flash on the 5d3 to fire (at any level or setting).

Here's how Canon described the feature on the Canon Digital Learning Center website:

"New: Linked Shooting*

Take a Speedlite 600EX-RT or Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, and put it on the hot shoe of an EOS camera. Assign this as a Master unit. Now, do the same – with either an ST-E3-RT or 600EX-RT – on up to 15 other EOS cameras, assigned as "slave units". It's now possible to fire the "master" camera, and have the 600EX-RT or ST-E3-RT fire the "slave" cameras, up to 100 feet away from the master. Flash can fire or not fire during exposure, whichever the photographer chooses. It's a new way to remotely control multiple EOS cameras."
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Ben

PS - I have opened ticket with Canon and begun discussion via e-mail but no help so far.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 7D
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