Does this combination work well together then? Can you adjust power wirelessly?
Yes, I could take control from my camera, but what I love is the ability to do high speed sync (over 1/200) during day shoots =)
I have Nissin Di866 Mk1 ,not II, and I'mnot able to control the power neither HSS over 1/200, is it normal I guess for Mk1?Also, isn't it possible to solder wires from trigger's camera hot shoe to the flash hot shoe to have E-TTL and more reliable flash's AF-Assist light ?
For HSS, did you enable it inside your camera? I notice due to some setting change sometimes HSS can be disabled. (on 600D)For 2nd question, do you mean to have the trigger itself on cable so you can control the AF-assist light? (e.g. Camera-Cable-Trigger)
Thank you for aswering.My camera is a 40D, I have one EX 580 II and two Nissins Di866 Mk1, I can fully control the 580, power,HSS up to 1/8000 but not the Nissins .The second issue, the fact not being able to trigger a flash on camera wich is very important to fill in is a big-big drawnback of Pixel King. I've attached one flash above the trigger though and I had to insulate the contacts and triggered it throug a sync-cable camera-to-flash. But the AS-Light assist featured by TX is so weak, almost all my pictures went out blurred, OOF. The EX 580 AF light has a superior light pattern wich enables the camera to focus precisely. I'd like to have my 580 AF light instead of TX's so I have thought of soldering hardwires inside the TX from one hot-shoe to the other(the cold upper shoe) in order to deliver the E-TTL signals to the flash mounted on the trigger or at least the AF assist signal.What do you think?
I agree that the TX AF-light is very poor, and the fact they build the King in such a big size, a hot shoe on top but unable to mount on a flash is a disappointment. It may be due to weigh issue. But I read somewhere the beta version actually allows the Tx to mount a flash on top. So we can only hope when they renew the design they may harden the Tx body so it able to take on a flash on its own... (May be the only option is to mount a dual hot shoe connector?) As for unable to control the flash, have you tried to update the firmware on both camera and flash?Flash firmware is here (but there may be some risk...)http://www.nissindigital.com/download.html#firmware
Thank you for aswering. I haven't upadated my Nissins , I'll give a try though I'm most likely not expecting to solve it. I'm considering saling at least one of them and put some more for one 430 EX II, the Mk1 Nissin has another serious problem with overheating.True, beta King version did E-TTL passthrough, my guess is they delibetately disabled it after this for making in the future another " Queen"(?) version feathuring TTL pass trough and maybe E-TTL ratio control.