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    Problem with my wireless trigger and speedlight

    Hi all! I've got a MK-RC7 (or RF-602) wireless flash trigger from LinkDelight, and it doesn't work with my Nissin Di622 speedlight, but it works fine with my friends 430EX II. My Di622 works fine on my camera and on the off-camera cord when the cord is attached to my camera. However my flash won't work on the MK-RC7 receiver, nor on the off-camera cord with the cord attached to the MK-RC7 receiver.

    The receiver's cable output port works fine for triggering the camera and the studio lights.

    I thought the receiver's hot shoe wasn't working and was about to send it back until I tried the 430EX II!

    Any ideas?

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    Yep, have the same item. With the receivers, you have to read their description VERY VERY SPECIFICALLY! Most Canon product will say we supports everything except A, B and C. With these make in China trigger, they list what they supports, and don't expect anything else will work.

    I would email them (but for your own benefit, don't mention the 430EXII is working) and describe your situation and see what they can do.

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    You could try having the front part of the slave facing to and in line of sight within 90 degrees of the trigger while still having the flash face the subject. You don't have to do this if you are using radio transmitters like PW's.
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    @ RaoulIsidro: I know about using the flash in optical slave mode...

    @ andylo: I looked at the website again and I didn't see anything suggesting that my model flash wouldn't work. However, I just saw this in reference to the Cactus V4:

    "Some dedicated flashes (e.g. Nissin Di-622 and Di-466, Sunpak PZ42x and PZ30, Sigma EF-530/500 DG ST for Canon, etc.) are triggered via system-specific pins instead of the central contact of the hot shoe. Cactus V4 does not work with these flash models. "

    Hmmm... so the Di622 uses the pins differently to the way a Canon flash would?? How does it work on my Canon camera then? And does anyone know of a workaround (using my triggers and my flash)?

    I'll go do some more googling...

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    does the flash have a PC sync port ??

    If so just plug the trigger into that.

    My old V4's would not fire my EF 500 DG ST, but it fires just fine with my RF-602's
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    I did a bit more searching and found that it is a known problem - the Nissin Di622 doesn't work with many (if not all) wireless flash kits including Cactus V4's and Pocket Wizards, due to unusual pin configurations.

    @ MarkChap: No, this doesn't have any ports.

    These flashes have been modded by adding a port, and wiring it to the test button. I might give that a go, but my soldering skills are a bit lacking...

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    I have noticed that with a few different triggers, they work with most but not the Nissin flashes. I am looking into some triggers myself and have a Metz flash but they don't list the Metz as being compatible but have found out that it will work fine with the triggers. (Yongnuo & others).
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