Possibly in wrong section, need help with radio triggers and flashguns

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littlegreen New Member • Posts: 5
Possibly in wrong section, need help with radio triggers and flashguns

My setup is a D90, two SB 700 flashguns and 4 Bowens Pulsar transceivers. I had one flash working fine using the CLS system but when using two and also using modifiers on the flashes, the line of sight is blocked and they're not firing half the time. So, what I want to do is set up the flashes with my radio triggers but they won't flash.

All the equipment is in working order and I've double checked using different leads, so it's definitely something that I'm doing wrong. It's my first time doing this setup so don't judge me too harshly if I'm overlooking something very obvious!

So, to demonstrate my lack of flash, I have just set up one flash with hot shoe adapter to my bowens pulsar, set to rx for receiver. In fact- here are the photos, they'll explain it better than I can.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/94775371@N05/8634597534/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/94775371@N05/8634597942/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/94775371@N05/8634597772/

Thank you so much for looking and thank you even more if you can help me,

Sarah

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Peter Berressem Forum Pro • Posts: 10,647
Re: Possibly in wrong section, need help with radio triggers and flashguns

All what you did looks correct - the only thought is: maybe that the metal hotshoe irritates / has contacts that err the Pulsar ?? Did you by chance try without the flash connected to the hotshoe?

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cheers, Peter
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fotowbert
fotowbert Senior Member • Posts: 2,044
Possible solution:

Possible solution:

I don't have your identical gear but your photo shows the SB700 in "remote" mode and as such it will only respond to a CLS Commander IR signal.  Take in out of remote and it should respond to the electrical signal of the connected radio trigger receiver.

Set the SB700 to manual power level and adjust the flash exposure by varying the power level from the back of the flash.  With simple radio triggers flash exposure is all manual.

This is the correct forum btw.

  • John
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Peter Berressem Forum Pro • Posts: 10,647
Re: Possible solution:

John, good catch I suppose.

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cheers, Peter
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littlegreen OP New Member • Posts: 5
Re: Possible solution:

Hi John, thanks for replying. In desperation I think I tried every setting available. With the setup in the photos I do have it switched to m on the left hand side, but quite sure I also tried it turned to 'on' instead of remote. I will have another go tomorrow but my hopes aren't high. Will also check the hot shoe adapter too just in case. Still at a loss to be honest...

Thanks guys,

Sarah

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