Canon 5Dii off camera flash using Metz 58 AF-2, having problems - please help!

Started Feb 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
hpjfromdk Regular Member • Posts: 454
Re: Canon 5Dii off camera flash using Metz 58 AF-2, having problems - please help!

I do not know the type of pocket wizard you have, but those i know have a 1/8" mini jack socket in which you insert a flash sync cable with hotshoe. There exists several types of these, to get an idea try google for "pocketwizard HSFM3"..

You then put the first pocket wizard on the camera hot shoe, plug the sync cable jack into the second wizard , mount the sync cable hotshoe on the tripod and place your flash unit in that hotshoe (make sure you use the same address on the both wizards)....voila...

This will work with most types of flashes that use a ISO 518 hotshoe (not sony/minolta but you can buy a mechanical hotshoe adapter for this purpose)

If you wanted to use also you minolta flash, you should could try google for "optical slave hotshoe sony". These devices have a small opto trigger buitl into the hotshoe that will fire when another flash fires .. or you could add another pocket wizard and a sync cable with hotshoe of suitable type..

Note that in this type scenario you work with your flash(es) set to manual...

Hope that helps

~ hans ~

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