Z9 & Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Firing Issues

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pxlwz Contributing Member • Posts: 534
Re: Z9 & Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Firing Issues

MA Photography wrote:

pxlwz wrote:

MA Photography wrote:

I have had strobe firing issues with my Z9 cameras (2).

I use Elinchrom strobes in-studio all the time with my Nikon D850, and the strobes all fire with no issues. (ELC500/ELB500/ELB400/Quadras). When I pair any Z9 with either of the two (2) Elinchrom EL-Skyport transmitters, the strobe firing is hit & miss. What is odd is that when the strobes do not fire when I hit the shutter, I can fire all the strobes when I push the button on the transmitter.

This seems to be a Z9/Elinchrom EL-Skyport issue. (It happens with both Z9's & both transmitters). All firmware is up to date. I used fresh batteries. I cleaned the transmitter/camera contacts. I changed frequencies.

Does anyone else have this issue?

It should work in manual mode:


Make sure you stay at or below the max flash sync speed.


I always shoot manual. I am using 1/200 SS.

Did you try 1/160?

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