camera shutter remote not triggering flash

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Dondog New Member • Posts: 16
camera shutter remote not triggering flash
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Hello DP community,

I am new here, and struggling with my first off camera flash setup while trying to do some self portraits :

I have my camera on a tripod with a radio transmitter and my flash is on a stand with a radio receiver.

when i press the shutter from the camera, everything goes well : flash triggers and camera takes the pic.

Now : when i release the shutter using an infrared remote instead of pressing the shutter from the camera, the camera take the pic but the flash does not trigger. The remote triggers the camera but it doesn't trigger the strobe.

Any idea or leads why its not working?
Thank you in advance

Iam using :

canon 5Dmkiii
canon rc6 infrared remote
600ex-rt flash
JCC JF-U1/JF-U2 radio transmitter receiver

MarshallG
MarshallG Veteran Member • Posts: 8,578
Re: camera shutter remote not triggering flash
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What happens if you put the canon flash in the hot shoe? Does it fire with the RC6?

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OP Dondog New Member • Posts: 16
Re: camera shutter remote not triggering flash

Hi

thank you for taking the time to answer.

Iam not sure what happenned and how it could be related  but I updated the camera firmware and it is not working.

apersson850 Senior Member • Posts: 2,006
Re: camera shutter remote not triggering flash

What is not working? The whole camera, or just some function?

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OP Dondog New Member • Posts: 16
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Hi J

I ust wanted to say I solved the problem, it works with viewfinder activated but not in liveview mode...

Thank you all for taking the time to answer.

apersson850 Senior Member • Posts: 2,006
Re: camera shutter remote not triggering flash

When using live view, make sure you turn off all versions of silent shooting. If the camera doesn't support that feature, you can't use it like that. But I would assume a 5D Mark III does support it.

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