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| p.2 #10 · 6D Owners' Longer-term Impressions? |
EOS remote allows modification of flash settings?
Just re-read my post. WHAT was I thinking? The only place I've changed flash settings remotely is in my dreams. To be clear: EOS remote changes camera settings like ISO, aperture, exposure comp & so on, just as you'd expect. Flash settings must be set & changed on the camera, and these settings can then be executed remotely. It's great not to have to walk to the remote flash(es) to change exposure comp, zoom setting etc, but the camera & transceiver handle that, not EOS remote.
I've been field testing so much new gear lately that I inexplicably lost track of what does what. I'll edit the post above to correct the misleading info. Mea maxima culpa.
I'm curious about this...here's the set up that I had: 6D w/ Cactus V5 triggers, speedlites with Cacti (my normal 'studio' set up). What I've found is that when I am connected via remote camera and tap the shutter release on my smartphone, the flashes will not fire. This tells me that my camera's hot shoe is not going hot at shutter release.
If I walk up and manually release on on-camera shutter (still connected via wifi), that the triggers will fire the linked speedlites.
So, unless I'm missing something (I very may well be), remote shutter release will not activate the hot shoe...I haven't tried an on-camera speedlite.
Thoughts, or conflicting experiences?
My hotshoe does activate via remote shutter release. I sometimes have just a transceiver in the camera hotshoe, and other times have a flash mounted in the transceiver hotshoe (with the transceiver in the camera hotshoe) in addition to other remote flashes. In all cases everything fires as it should when the remote shutter release is pressed. Once I make sure that groups & channels are in sync throughout the system it's a glitch free setup.