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    Flash and the DPxMs

    I am planning on a series using the Dp2 and DP3Ms with 2, possibly 3 flashes - off camera and through umbrellas. This is not my usual way of working and flash is not a strong point.

    I have an SB800 for a Nikon which works off the hotshoe of my DP2M in manual mode - although from memory there are weird restrictions on shutter speeds. I have also bought my daughter 2 (incredibly cheap) Yongnuo flashes which also work well with the Nikon and in conjunction with the SB800. So I am trying to work out something that will fire all 3, or possibly just 2, from the DPxMs - obviously in manual mode.

    There is a very cheap Yongnuo wireless trigger for Nikon which looks possible - frankly the idea of spending serious money on Pocket Wizards does not appeal since this is probably a one-off project.

    So my question is: if the hotshoe on the DP2M will fire the SB800 is there any reason why it should not also trigger the wireless transmitter which will fire the flashes? Am I missing something and does anyone have any experience and advice on using speedlite type flashes remotely from the DPxMs?

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    Re: Flash and the DPxMs

    I have successfully used a cheap "phottix" manual-mode (middle contact only) trigger on my DP2M.

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    Re: Flash and the DPxMs

    I have a Sigma 530 Super and the DP2M hot shoe doesn't recognise it - can't think why not.

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    Re: Flash and the DPxMs

    Quote Originally Posted by NigelC View Post
    I have a Sigma 530 Super and the DP2M hot shoe doesn't recognise it - can't think why not.
    Is it for Sigma?
    I use my Canon-Sigma flashes on the dp. Have to set it to slave mode C1 to work.

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    Re: Flash and the DPxMs

    Quote Originally Posted by adsf View Post
    Is it for Sigma?
    I use my Canon-Sigma flashes on the dp. Have to set it to slave mode C1 to work.
    yes it is Canon fit Sigma - of course, how stupid of me!!

    Will try that

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    Re: Flash and the DPxMs

    In case anyone is interested, I bought the cheapest triggers I could find on Amazon - something called PT-04s - transmitter and 4 receivers for 27.

    Works perfectly with my SB800 and a couple of Yongnuos - all in manual mode of course. Curiously when I stick the SB800 on the hotshoe of the DP2M it won't fire at all with a shutter speed of anything slower than 1/125th. The triggers allow sync at all speeds up to 1/500th but whilst the flash will fire with shorter exposures there is no sync. Doesn't worry me.

    Years ago when I had a studio with monoblocs I dropped 2 Pocket Wizard transmitters and 4 receivers into a bucket of water (not intentionally I hasten to add). That hurt. 27 seems like a bargain to me but whether they will withstand even light useage is open to question but they seem pretty well made to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by adsf View Post
    I have successfully used a cheap "phottix" manual-mode (middle contact only) trigger on my DP2M.

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    Re: Flash and the DPxMs

    "but whilst the flash will fire with shorter exposures there is no sync. Doesn't worry me."

    I thought they fixed that quite a while ago in Firmware?
    Before they claimed to fix it, it actually did work for me (with that cheap triggers).
    Have to try it again.

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