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05-25-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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Metz 58 wireless not working? Metz 48 works great? Ideas?

OK, so after having trouble keeping my AF540FGZ on my camera's hot shoe I sent it in for repair and bought a Metz 58.

I LOVE the Metz 58. That said, I can't get the wireless to work more than sporadically. We (my business partner and I) have a Metz 48 that works GREAT in wireless mode--better than the Pentax 540 ever did.

Is there a trick to getting the 58 to work wirelessly? I set the flash in Slave mode and the camera to Wireless flash, and like I said, it works great with the Metz 48 so I'm 99.9% positive I'm doing everything right.

Maybe the 58 doesn't work well in slave mode?

Ideas?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ksignorini Quote
I LOVE the Metz 58. That said, I can't get the wireless to work more than sporadically. We (my business partner and I) have a Metz 48 that works GREAT in wireless mode--better than the Pentax 540 ever did.
I have no answer to your question (sorry), but I'm curious about this statement. Can you elaborate on how it works better than the Pentax unit in wireless mode?
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Well, I guess the 540 always worked alright in wireless--I guess I'm just impressed that the 48 (made by a different manufacturer) works flawlessly--haven't been able to trick it at all.

I could sometimes trick the 540 by pointing the control flash in the opposite direction or in a large room or in really bright sunlight. That said, the 540 wireless did work OK.
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Same here, Metz 58 isn't that reliable in IR wireless, my Metz 15ms1 works almost every time with the popup on K200D.

Edit: Okay, a bit old thread, crawled from the similar threads suggestions

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How about with the pocket wizards? Bought my first metz 58 flash two weeks ago, and today will be receiving my pocket wizards.....any suggestions for do's and dont's?

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My 58 works well if the front faces the trigger flash.
The 58 has (as far as I know) only a sensor in front.
Luckily you can turn the reflector to the subject.
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Check the 58 is on the same channel and not been changed inadvertently.
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