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Off camera flash (528AF/CAN Speedlite) turning on, but never lighting for OK, ETTL, or READY. Any Suggestions?

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SOURCE: flash won't power up

Try it with a NEW fully charged battery

Posted on Dec 21, 2007


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SOURCE: Xti and Speedlite 200E

The speedlight 200E is not E-TTL compatable. Which means you have to shoot with the flash in manual. My 400EZ doesn't work on XTi either. It really needs an EX flash to properly work with the digital EOS bodies.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Xti and Speedlite 200E

The only way to solve the problem I see is to turn the flash into non-TTL one. It can be easy done by opening four screws at the connector side of the flash, unsoldering or cutting the BROWN line and closing the connector back. The AF assist led will work.

That I did on my 200E with Canon 400D camera and all works file.
Enjoy!

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a canon digital rebel xt with a speedlite

In auto mode, the flash works only if it is necessary. You are saying that the flsah doesn't work in auto mode, and I assume that in other modes it's working properly. That means there is nothing wrong with the flash. So don't worry about the flash, it will fire in necessary, in full auto mode.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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Canon 600ex-rt only fires in full power, no ETTL or variable power?


  • Is it connected to the camera hotshoe?
  • Is it off camera being fired the camera wireless?
  • Is it fired using some type of wireless trigger such as Pocket Wizard and their ilk?
  • Have you tried manual mode? Doing so may give you an idea what is occurring.
  • Are you shooting in a studio or outside? If in a studio maybe the eTTL thinks it needs more power than what you think it does.
99.99% of my flash shooting manual, not eTTL. Why, eTTL is much to inconsistent.

If none of that helps you please call Canon:
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Canon Speedlite 580ex ii - won't work with camera


Caroline, you should try to set the camera on "M" and the flash in 2nd curtain flash sync.

Or set flash in ATG wireless IR ETTL Slave modes and pop-up the flash on Canon EOS-70D.

Truly,
atdlee@netzero.com

Feb 08, 2014 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

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My 580EX clicks when I turn it on... the Wide Angle shield is totally in. Plus it is set on ETTL but the Zoom - - mm and the rectangle box is flashing... it will not respond to any buttons pushed or the...


Jack, place the flash on the camera.
Then do the following:
1. Load up Canon EOS Utility software
2. Connect camera with USB Cable to computer
3. Turn on camera
4. Click on EOS Utility
5. Click on flash setting

More help send to my email.

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Jan 17, 2014 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

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I have a new 580EXII mounted to my Canon 7D. I do not seem to getting the "double flash" (not sure what the technical term is) that I expect and pictures are coming out dark. I'm think...


Holly, I believe you are referring to the pre flash for the ETTL function. both flashes happen so so fast that it looks like one flash. If your pictures seem dark make sure your flash is set to ETTL (press the MODE button unlit ETTL is displayed) this way the flash output is automatic. If it is still too dark you can change the flash output by adjusting the FEL (flash exposure composition) by pressing the button in the center of the dial until +/- is displayed the turn the wheel to select a + exposure (you can adjust this in 1/3 stop increments) then press the center button again. This can be found on pg 14 of the manual
Hope this helps.

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Hi, I have a Canon Speedlite 430EX II. I use it with Canon Rebel T1i. I don't really know a lot about using an external flash, I'm just an amateur I must say. I just always have it on automatic mode and...


Okay big breath, The Rebel T1i controls the flash (one reason you turn the flash on and off that's it) so you may have simply switched metering modes, with flash you should be on Evaluative mode.

Another thing is the camera may have been programed for TTL in the Menu E-TTL is the "normal" but if it's changed then the changes stays until you change it back.

I think it's the metering mode but if not you need to go into the camera Menu, Flash Control, External Flash, Flash Mode then select E-TTL. I found this all in a PDF manual of the Rebel T1i pages 139 through 141.

Hope this was a help.

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580ex switching from ettl to ttl


I´ve been having the same problem with my 2 580´s. Sent one to Canon but still has the same problem. How did you solve your problem?

Dec 17, 2009 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

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When we switch on flash light ready signal green bulbe does not glow & flash is not fireing, but we can see only display in on.


Hey,
Mine seems to be in a bad shape too. It is not charging, and I have no control to the ETTL. I can't go either in the custom functions, or things like that.
Do you have the same symptoms ?
KR

Mar 16, 2009 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

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Canon speedlite 430EX


Make sure it is not set to manual 'M' on the display. To get it to shoot in ETTL (Through the lens) press the mode button and it should read ETTL in the top left corner. This then means that the light is metered thorugh the lens and you are not relying on the manual settings.

Hope that helps. I had the same problem when i first got my.
By the way a brilliant all round bit of kit. I have traveled the world to some fairly extreme temps and got it wet (Rain, humidity, sea spray to deserts and serious dust) All good.

Good luck

Apr 14, 2008 | Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash

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Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash Problem: Flash will not stay in ETTL mode


u can use the H sync button only with the camera set in semiautomatic or manual modes, it dosent work in AUTOmatic modes

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