Pocket Wizard Plus III - High Speed Sync??

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Questions thread
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Eric Lawton
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Pocket Wizard Plus III - High Speed Sync??
Feb 11, 2014


I am just getting into using a lot of off camera flash, so bought the new pocket wizard plus III units, and I am having one heck of a time trying to get them to work with high speed sync.

The PW plus III's are fantastic little units, but I think I am just missing something here.  I am using a Canon 5D MK III with a Canon 580 EX II, and I have the "HSS" button activated on my speedlite, but anytime I go over 1/200 shutter speed, I get that annoying black line in my image where the flash isn't keeping up with my shutter.  I am shooting the camera in Manual mode and one PW is in transmit mode while the other PW is in Receive mode.  I am not sure what I am missing, but I'm sure thus is user error...

At this point, I am wondering if these pocket wizards even support high speed sync with my setup, but I sure hope so!  If not, I just screwed myself out of a few hundred bucks.

Help and pro advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks so much for all your time reading this and helping me out!

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