Off Camera Flash Sync Issue....

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First the set up:
D3000
Newer TT560 Speedlight
IShoot PT-04

Now the Issue:

Got my first flash and wireless trigger YAY, but i cant get the flash to sync faster than 1/13! What the french am I doing wrong? I have opened up Aperture as far as it can go on my lense (Nikor 50mm/1.8a) and used an 800 iso...nada, only ambient light gets through,but it still FIRES every time. I cant figure out if its a crap unit, or if my d3000 is not good enough to use this set up?

Note I am a noob, but have been dabbling for a year and am really increasing my interest level in the hobby. There are no "sync" settings on my D3000 to peak of like a d5000 has....

Help!

Corey
 

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What shooting mode and flash mode are you trying to use? The D3000 may be sending pre-flash signals to the PT-04 receiver so it's firing before the shutter opens.

Put the D3000 in the M shooting mode.

Page 59 of the D3000 user's manual lists the same flash modes the D5000 has.
 
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Sorry, its manual mode..I guessI thought if the flash is only showing up at slower shutter speeds, its firing late? Im so frustrated by this issue lol...ugh.
 

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You flash is in M mode and not S1 or S2?
 
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Yes, camera and flash in manual mode :)

I meant the flash sync settings I guess other models have :)
 
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Does the flash work with the same settings on the hotshoe or does it give the same result?
 

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Sounds like the flash is being triggered at the wrong time.
 
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How would I fix that? Could it be a hardware issue from the pt04's? I think I'm getting some cactus v5's , but ill be ticked if it does the same thing for something that cost 45 dollars more
 

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The v5's are nice for a few things but you can probably get some ct04 triggers for cheap and they work decent. I don't like the l bracket but at least you aren't shelling out some cash to find out if that's your problem.
 
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I was under the impression pt-04 = "Insert any thing here"-04 ? Just different exteriors and some versions have the external sync cord on the transmitter
 

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They work with most flashes. There is a few that don't work. I think yours might be one of them. Check their compatibility.
 

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