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Flash blows out the image!!!

When shooting a wedding recently several of the images were terribly overexposed, then 20 or so were okay, then 5 more blown out, then thirty okay, then more extremely overexposed and so on. The overexposed images were to the point that the entire frame was almost entirely white. The flash is nearly three years old. I am shooting using direct ttl and have never had a problem before. Any suggestions????

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Hi ,

it could be possible that the light sensor (the device under the red transparent plastic) in front of the flash is already failing. to test,set the camera mode to auto then cover the sensor with your hand and do some test shots, the images should be overexposed if the sensor is covered, then shoot some photos without covering the sensor, the images should be properly exposed , otherwise it might already be a light sensor failure .

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