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Difference/Problems with Canon N3 Remote Cables?
Michael Stevens, Photographer, Assistant
Glendale | AZ | USA | Posted: 9:54 PM on 11.06.16
->> I routinely run remote 1D and 7D cameras using radio triggers and the appropriate cord. I've got TWO such cables. One I know is a genuine Pocket Wizard, the other I have no idea.

One is an active cable. It keeps the camera active as though you are half pressing the shutter. The other is not. I have no idea which is the genuine Pocket Wizard cable.

My problems are this:

With the active cable it locks the exposure. My situation has a photographer shooting just as the sun comes up and for one to four hours thereafter. HUGE change in light but with the active cable the exposure never changes so as time passes the exposure gets completely blown out. So, an active cable is not going to work unless you know something I do not.

On the inactive cable I just noticed today that it ignores the first trigger activation. If you release the shutter 10 times very quickly you get 9 frames. If you release the shutter 10 times very slowly (+/- 2 seconds) it won't trigger at all.

I know a possible solution is to buy another inactive cable but it will be unacceptable if it behaves like the current inactive cable I have does.

Is my inactive cable defective?
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Nashville | TN | usa | Posted: 10:04 PM on 11.07.16
->> What trigger are you using?
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Michael Stevens, Photographer, Assistant
Glendale | AZ | USA | Posted: 1:26 PM on 11.08.16
->> I have an older set of Pocket Wizard II transcievers. And, I have a set of Phottix Ares triggers. I have not noticed that one trigger works differently but I haven't always kept track of what radios I have attached to what camera & cable. I will have to check that...

Mike
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Nashville | TN | usa | Posted: 4:34 PM on 11.28.16
->> I had the same problem with PW Plus IIs when I was using them, I can't recall the solution I found.

The Plus IIIs that I use now don't have the issue.
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Thread Title: Difference/Problems with Canon N3 Remote Cables?
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