KBStudio

KBStudio

Lives in United States Tigard, OR, United States
Works as a Commercial Photographer
Has a website at www.kimbrunstudio.com
Joined on Apr 5, 2012

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KBStudio: Just finished extensive tests on the Canon Odin and 4 receivers. Hardware consists of a 5DM2, 2-430EXs,1-430EX II, and a 580EX II. All features seemed to be behaving as advertised,HSS,Zoom,ETTL, except the misfires. If I try to shoot a quick sequence with my 5DM2, I will get one good exposure and after that on receiver or another will misfire. I have replaced batteries in both the speedlights and the receivers. This results in maybe two or three good exposures before the misfires begin again. The 580EX II seems to have the fewest misfires. I did get a six shot sequence without a misfire when I set the strobes to Manual and 1/128 power. All strobes and receivers were within 5-10 feet of the camera so it isn't a distance issue. It does appear that HSS adds to the number of misfires while Normal and Manual have fewer. I am using the latest firmware 1.20 and Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries all freshly charged.

This is not the performance that was reviewed or advertised.

Further testing has shown that the Odins are working just fine. The misfires are a result of the slow recycling of the 430EX speedlights while in HSS mode.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 18:11 UTC

Just finished extensive tests on the Canon Odin and 4 receivers. Hardware consists of a 5DM2, 2-430EXs,1-430EX II, and a 580EX II. All features seemed to be behaving as advertised,HSS,Zoom,ETTL, except the misfires. If I try to shoot a quick sequence with my 5DM2, I will get one good exposure and after that on receiver or another will misfire. I have replaced batteries in both the speedlights and the receivers. This results in maybe two or three good exposures before the misfires begin again. The 580EX II seems to have the fewest misfires. I did get a six shot sequence without a misfire when I set the strobes to Manual and 1/128 power. All strobes and receivers were within 5-10 feet of the camera so it isn't a distance issue. It does appear that HSS adds to the number of misfires while Normal and Manual have fewer. I am using the latest firmware 1.20 and Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries all freshly charged.

This is not the performance that was reviewed or advertised.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 02:35 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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