Manual off-camera flash syncs with TTL on-camera pre flash. Suggestions?

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Jacques Cornell
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Solution found - different sync cord
In reply to Jacques Cornell, 2 months ago

Jacques Cornell wrote:

I've got manual flash units off-camera, a "duo" sync cord and bracket on the camera, and a TTL flash on the bracket end of the cord and a radio trigger on the camera end of the cord, in the pass-through hotshoe. Camera is Panasonic G6, on-camera flash is Metz 36 AF-5, cord is Neewer Duo, off-camera flash is Godox V850/Neewer TT850, radio trigger is Godox/Neewer FT-16s.

When I use the TTL flash, the off-camera flashes sync with the pre-flash instead of the working pop, yielding premature illumination. When I turn off the TTL flash, the off-camera syncs appropriately. Does this happen with CaNikon TTL + off-camera manual flash as well? Anyone know a workaround?

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Thanks, all, for sharing ideas. I seem to have found a solution. Swapped out the Neewer sync cord for an Opteka FSC-5 E-TTL / i-TTL Off-Camera Flash Sync Cord for Canon EOS, Nikon & Pentax, and now the off-camera flash skips the pre flash and syncs with the main pop. Yea!

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