Mixing G6, Metz 50 and Youngnuo 560 III

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by ThomD, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

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    I'm trying to use optical slave to fire these two flashes together and I'm having no luck.

    On-camera flash as the trigger in all cases.

    The M50 works fine in "wireless" control mode. It will not work in manual slave mode because the G6 preflash triggers it out of sync.

    The Y560 works in manual slave is S2 mode. It ignores preflash. It does not work in wireless control mode. It doesn't know what to do with the control flashes.

    Does anyone have an idea on how to mix the two? Anyone know how to kill the preflash on the G6?
     
  2. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    Well, after much testing and trying, I've decided that I can't mix and match this combination. I did get the M50 on camera to trigger the Y560 (S1 mode), but not above a normal sync speed.

    The Y560 will go back. That's too bad because I like this flash. The interface is easy to use and the audible status indicators are great. If I didn't care about HSS, I'd be all over a case of these Y560.