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10-19-2017, 02:28 AM   #1
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K-5's internal flash controlling both a 540FGZ and a 360FGZ

I am trying to control my 540FGZ and 360FGZ flashes wirelessly. I put the 540FGZ on the shoe, select slave mode and channel 1 and half press the shutter button. Take off the 540FGZ put it on a stand. The 540FGZ shows that it is in P-TTL mode. I select control mode for the internal flash, pop-up the flash and take test photo the 540FGZ flashes normally. Then I lower the internal flash, put the 360FGZ on the shoe, select slave mode, the 360FGZ is already in channel 1, I half press the shutter button. Take off the 360FGZ put it on another stand where the sensor is visible from the internal flash. The 360FGZ is not in P-TTL mode but in A mode. It defaults in ISO 100 and F/2.8. I take another test shot, the 360FGZ flashes but not the 540FGZ. What I am doing wrong?

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Setting up wireless flash that way used to drive me crazy! Now if I want TTL I put a flash on camera. For wireless I shoot manual with Cactus V6 radio transceivers. Easier set up, better range, not dependant on line of sight, also works outside in bright light.
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Hi Hidrieus, I found this tutorial that may help you. Good luck.


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Gary Fong's tutorial.

I had already done what Gary Fong describes but it does not work. It seems so easy in the video. Thank you anyway. I will have an other trial, maybe I have made a mistake somewhere.

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Have you checked that the 360 is in slave mode 1 , not slave mode 2 ?

press and hold the Light button/Slave1 or Slave2 is displayed/toggle with the S button/press Light button to exit

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QuoteOriginally posted by pschlute Quote
Have you checked that the 360 is in slave mode 1 , not slave mode 2 ?

press and hold the Light button/Slave1 or Slave2 is displayed/toggle with the S button/press Light button to exit
That was my problem, I am grateful pschlute, thank you.
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Line of sight is important too.

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Well done and congrats Hidrieus on getting it all sorted. It's nice to hear a success and even better not having to buy extra triggers and save some $$$.
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