Off Camera Flash Sync Issue....

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  1. cminus

    cminus TPF Noob!

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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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    cminus TPF Noob!

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    Sorry,yes works flawlessly on camera hot shoe
     
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    Ttt any thoughts?
     
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    Sounds like the flash is being triggered at the wrong time.
     
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    cminus TPF Noob!

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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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