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I have spent a few hours on this. The triggers are working and and are all on the same channel but I cannot get the flash to fire.

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    Which flash model? Which trigger model? – Hueco Jan 3 at 1:45
  • How do you know the triggers are working if the flash doesn't fire? – xiota Jan 3 at 2:04
  • I don't know if this is a common problem, but I was using a remote/trigger set from a different company, and they wouldn't work if too close to each other. – xiota Jan 3 at 2:06
  • Related to xiota's first question: does the trigger have a "test fire" button to allow you to isolate communication problems between the trigger and the flash from problems between the camera and the trigger? – Peter Taylor Jan 6 at 8:54
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The camera settings shouldn't matter, but I don't use a D5x00 so I don't know what different settings it might have.

Make sure that:

  • the flashes are in radio slave mode
  • the trigger and the flashes are on the same radio channel
  • the group to which the flashes are assigned is set to fire on the trigger

If all of these were already true, try turning everything off and then turning it back on in this sequence: flashes, then trigger, then camera. (Also make sure the trigger is already on the camera before you turn everything on.)

  • I'd add checking battery levels to the list. – Peter Taylor Jan 3 at 17:58
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    At least one camera setting does matter -- It has to be set to use the flash. – xiota Jan 4 at 14:11
  • Hear, hear... :) – xenoid Jan 4 at 20:38

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