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04-07-2012, 01:06 AM   #1
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I'm using wireless triggers and I can't seem to get the flash to trigger wirelessly in manual mode. It works in automatic and in aperture priority but not in manual. What am I doing wrong?

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Your shutter speed needs to be lower than 180


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In manual mode the max is 1/160 because 1/180 is an step in between that it does not normally take. If you really want 1/180 you need to use X mode if your camera has that but the difference is so small...

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As noted that is what the X-Sync setting is for if you have it. I struggled with the same thing for too long. Even blew away a whole shoot at a cemetery because I could not get the remote flash to fire. Only figured out later it was because the shutter speed was too high.

Now if I but the remote trigger on, it gets set to X-sync, then I don't have to worry about it.
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so X-Sync is a manual mode where the camera watches the shutter speed only?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Etrsi_645 Quote
so X-Sync is a manual mode where the camera watches the shutter speed only?
X sync picks the fastest shutter speed for the flash sync, with normal flash that is 1/180 and that's a fixed value then the rest, aperture and ISO are manual.
I believe if you use second curtain then the flash sync drops a bit, not sure though about that one in combination with X mode.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
In manual mode the max is 1/160 because 1/180 is an step in between that it does not normally take. If you really want 1/180 you need to use X mode if your camera has that but the difference is so small...
Very curious why you say that 1/180 is 'in between'. I use 1/2 eV steps and don't have any issues getting to 1/180s and can't get to 1/160s. So 1/160s is something 'in between'

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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
In manual mode the max is 1/160 because 1/180 is an step in between that it does not normally take. If you really want 1/180 you need to use X mode if your camera has that but the difference is so small...
It's 1/160 because the camera is set to 1/3 stop increments by default. Set it to 1/2 stop and you can get to 1/180.
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