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07-23-2013, 05:13 AM   #1
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Pocket Wizard only fires ever 20 secs

I've just jumped into radio triggers and when with the "industry standard". A pair of pocket wizard IIs. Got them home and set them up on my K5 with my FTZ 500.

The problem I'm having is the flash only fires every 20 sec. Although using the test button on the transmitter fires the flash every time regardless of the time in between test fires. It seems like there is something going on between the camera and the transmitter. I'm using class 4 sd cards and I'm wondering if a faster card might solve the problem.

Any ideas gratefully received.


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QuoteOriginally posted by colinmiller18 Quote
I'm using class 4 sd cards and I'm wondering if a faster card
Class 4 is marginal for the k-5. Try changing your setting to lowest quality jpeg and see if that changes anything. Since the file is smaller it should theoretically write faster. If it does, then you know the problem is the card. Or try a faster card if you have access to one.

Class 6 cards will work, but class 10 is the only recommendation at this point. New class 10 cards are 45mbs or even 95mbs which is way beyond current cameras but gives you some 'future proofing'.
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When i read your post I thought, "Genius, why didn't I think of that."

So I've now tested the pocket wizards with the camera on the smallest jpeg file and they fire my flash every time.

I'll buy a class 10 card this week and report back, when I've tested it.



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