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If you are not using canon lenses then the low light focusing aid will not work correctly. Go into the menu and turn of the flash infra red light

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I have recently shot some pictures with my canon 580 EX flash. pictures seemed to be a bit underexposed. My camera is a 50D pictures shot at ISO 200. The lens was a canon 17-40 F4 L. Is is possible that...

It all depends on the environment you're shooting in. When shooting a wedding reception for instance inside in the evening I will generally use ISO 800 and I quite often use FE Lock which is very handy. FE Lock will pre-flash the speedlite and meter the result based on the center focus point in your viewfinder (it doesn't matter if you have set another focus point it will always meter to the center one so make sure that is over your subject when you use it). To use FE Lock press the button near your thumb that has the * symbol with the center focus point over the subject. You can then re-frame the shot if required and take the picture. The camera will take the picture based on that flash setting and you should find that the shot is better exposed.

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Flashes Canon 200E and/or Canon 430EZ + Rebel Xti or Canon G-10

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Recently my canon speedlight 580 EX II TTL has been acting up...especially in low light situations. About on in 30 shots actually has enough light in them...the rest of the time the shots are...

that the camera/flash set-up I use ... there are many variables - iso/metering setting/shutter settings/flash settings .
If it's a flash function problem, try this to isolate it - first, with the diffuser/reflectors tucked into the flash head, and the head straight up, with the flash set in master mode, turn it on and look on the back screen. push the mode button til you see the ETTL in the upper left of the screen .. then press the set button in the center of the dial and the nuber in the center of the display should flash (+0) while the light is flashing, rotate the dial to change the setting (i usually under power by 1/3 stop. Play with the exposures a few times to get the feel for what the EV shifts do to your exposure. generally speaking, for interior low-light, i prefer to bounce off the ceiling (if low ceilinged), if there's too much direct it will give you an uneven and predominantly underexposed image.
if you prees the mode button you will come to the same options for adjusting the output in manual mode, but it will not work with the autoexposure in the camera.
Try playing with the ETTL settings
I think the problem may be that you have somehow altered the power output setting on the 580.

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