Trying to use V5 as remote trigger for second Canon DSLR

Hi 

I hope someone can assist.  I'm new to remote triggers for camera shutters.  

I have a V5 mounted on my Canon 5D MKiii - I need it to trigger the 1DX which has a cable attached to the second V5 via the shutter port.

I have experienced two problems:

1.  The 1DX fires incessantly as soon as the cable is plugged in (I am nowhere near the first (TX) camera - it's firing on it's own. 

Shut it all down as fast as possible.  Checked connections... channels.. all good...  tried again... 

Now the 1DX (RX camera body) will NOT fire when I depress the shutter on the 5D MKiii (TX) but WILL fire if I hold down the button on the actual V5 unit which is mounted on the 5D. 

Any suggestions?  I need to get this working for a job and I'm not having any luck on my own.  I need the second camera to trigger the shutter at the same time as I'm pressing shutter on first camera. 

Thank you. 



Comments

  • Could it be a shutter delay caused by camera auto focus? Maybe you can set the RX camera body (1DX) to manual focus and try again. 

    I hope that helps. 
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • OH - Thank you Ray!

    Sorry, I hadn't seen this post until just now.  I will try that for sure :)

    Sue 
  • No problem =)
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
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