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I need a replacement high speed sync button for a Canon Speedlite 220EX. Anyone know where I could order one or what could be used to trigger high speed sync?

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Go into your camera\'s menu and set it to HSS.

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The two types of Camera refer to the SLR's. I doubt the G2 will support FP flash as it probobly does not have a focal plane shutter like a SLR.

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SOURCE: 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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The service maunal will cost more than the flash.
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SOURCE: I have a canon 40D and a speedlite 580 second sync not working

If you are not in P, AV, TV or M then the camera will not allow that feature. The picture modes disable many higher, more sophistocated features.

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Want to buy a flash to mount to the camera


The SX10 has a standard flash mount, which will fit just about any flash unit. The manual recommends the Canon Speedlite 220EX, 430EX II, or 580EX II units. Other manufacturers' flash units will also work, though perhaps not as automatically.

The big thing to watch for is that older (film-era) flash units may have higher trigger voltages that can fry newer digital cameras. Before buying such a unit, check this list.

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When I take a promaster remote flash trigger system with my canon 430ex half of the picture is exposed. What am I doing wrong?


this is most likely a sync issue. you shutter speed is too high. try lowering it. 1/200 or 1/160 of a second should be fine for your case.

Sep 19, 2012 | Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash

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I have a canon 40d and a canon 580 ex, i need to set up the 2nd curtain sync, how do i do it ? respond here or email to mqlimax@gmail.com


There is a button with three arrows pointing to the right on your 580EX. Press this until the 3 arrows appear on your flash LCD. That is second curtain sync. The other function of that button is for High Speed Sync

Jan 08, 2011 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

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Looking for service manual for Canon speedlite flash 220EX Thanks


The service maunal will cost more than the flash.
What's wrong with the flash?

a.l9609@gmail.com

Feb 05, 2010 | Canon Speedlite 220EX TTL Flash

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I have a canon 40D and a speedlite 580 second sync not working


If you are not in P, AV, TV or M then the camera will not allow that feature. The picture modes disable many higher, more sophistocated features.

Jan 31, 2010 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

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Trigger a Speedlite 430EX II with a studio flash


  1. Make sure the trigger you are using is compatible with digital flashes.
  2. isolate the smaller contact so they do not "short out" on the trigger.
  3. make sure the trigger is working and will fire other flashes

Nov 03, 2009 | Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash

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Flash fires but the image is dark. Tried the flash on two Canon cameras, same problem with both.


Check the flash sync speed on the cameras. With most film cameras, the flash sync speed is 1/60 of a second.

With digital cameras, you must use a flash rated for the digital camera and use their recommended flash speed.

If the camera to flash sync speed is correct it is possible that the flash output is weak. This would be due to the battery not being able to properly supply, or some defective components in the flash circuits.

You will require a flash sync detector, a flash intensity meter, and a battery load tester to perform the the first level of basic tests if you wish to analyse the fault yourself.

This is not a problem you could service yourself, unless you are experienced and knowledgeable for servicing flashes.

These flash units use very high voltage at a very high current when operating. The current is built up and stored in a very efficient high voltage capacitor. A flash can be dangerous to service yourself.


Jerry G.

Sep 25, 2009 | Canon Speedlite 220EX TTL Flash

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Switch from film to digital cameras.


I also own a Vivitar 285 that i used with my Canon F1 manual 35mm camera. Most older cameras before the advent of digital, had a hot shoe on top of the camera, or like in my case, the hot shoe went over the rewind knob. I also had to plug in a power cord from the 285 flash foot and the cameras PC connection in order for the flash to work on some other cameras. The Canon Rebel XTi has a TTL (through the lens) hot shoe usable with Canon's own EX flash units. You can buy a "hot shoe to PC connector" if the TTL camera hot shoe doesn't work, but be extremely careful, the only problem that exists with the older manual flash units was the trigger voltage is as high as 200+volts which would fry digital camera hot shoes. I tried my unit with a Wein flash trigger device on the PC cord of the flash and my Canon D60 with it's own flash. All shots were overexposed and washed out highlights.  Here's a copy of the hot-shoe review:h The EOS 400D's hot-shoe can be used with Canon and third party flashes (although sync only on most third party units). The hot-shoe is E-TTL II compatible. Compatible flashes include Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, Macro-Ring Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2.  The Canon Rebel XTi doesn't have a PC socket to plug in a manual flash trigger cord which common sense tells me there is no provision to step up the voltage to trigger manual flashes - so my answer is this combination is not a good idea on a Canon Rebel XTi. Hope this helps.

Dec 12, 2008 | Vivitar 283 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

Oct 23, 2007 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

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Canon SpeedLite 220EX


The two types of Camera refer to the SLR's. I doubt the G2 will support FP flash as it probobly does not have a focal plane shutter like a SLR.

Oct 07, 2007 | Canon Speedlite 220EX TTL Flash

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