I am trying to figure out flash sync setup for R5 and pocketwizard triggered monolights. All of the info I find is regarding setup for external Canon speedlights. Anyone firing monolights from an R5?
I am getting a dark edge down the right which tells my I am not synced properly, but can't figure out what settings to use to correct the problem.
The camera was turned on its side and on a tripod (shutter release button on top). I did testing -- prior to going to the shoot where the problem arose -- and it all seemed to be working fine. Was hoping someone had seen this particular dark edge problem -- it is really the bottom of the frame only shows on right side because of camera orientation.
I used 1/200 which was what I thought the instructions indicated. While on the shoot I tried Mechanical and Elec. 1st-curtain Shutter Modes. Sample provide was shot with Elec. 1st-curtain Shutter Mode
External Speed Light Control Settings:
Flash Firing: Enable
E-TTL balance: Standard
E-TTL II meter.: Average
Contin flash ctrl: E-TTL 1st shot
Slow synchro: 1/250
Firing Pocketwizard enabled Photogenic monolight with a Pocket Wizard Plus-X trigger on camera.
None of this flash gear was E-TTL enabled, so dumb wireless trigger with flash power set on the monolight.
I have the same problem with my R5 -
shooting with mechanical shutter at 1/160 shutter, f/16, iso 160 - tethered to MacBook Pro, using Capture one.
pocket wizards and profoto acute 1200 packs. I wasn’t just catching the shutter on one every now and then - I’d get ten in a row; it was extremely frustrating.
I’ve been shooting with a similar setup with various 5D cameras for 17 years and never ever captured the shutter before.
Does anyone know what’s up with this, or maybe my brand new R5 has a malfunction?