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My 580EXII does not display the ETTL mode anymore! I use it with a Canon Rebel. The flash foot on the camera has become loose since I started using the flash with no visible way to tighten it! Help! My photos are blurry :(

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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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check Custom Functions of Camera and Flash it can be turned off in both locations

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That's a big lens and for sports photography you are going to need a lot of light to ensure you can use a fast shutter speed to capture the action. Sports mode may do too much for you and you might want to try switching to a more manual mode. Try switching to Tv mode which gives shutter speed priority. Set the shutter speed to something around 1/150 or higher (1/200) which should be fast enough to freeze the action. Make sure the ISO is set to 200 or 400 for best results and see how you get on. This should stop any action based blur which would leave you with focus problems if the pictures are still blurry. Check out http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos450d for info on what this camera can really do for you

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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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Sep 29, 2014 | Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT 5296B002 Norman...

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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.

May 24, 2011 | Canon Speedlite 580EX II (1946B002)

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My new canon rebel T2i/EOS 550D Flash is not opening when i press shoot, it tries and tries and tries and show error 5.


A 5 error is the camera thinks the flash is not raising. Look near the hinge for a small button and see if it is up or down. This lets the camera know is the flash is up or down and if the button is stuck down you will hear the motor fire a few times and it will then error.
Unfortunately, this is one of the problems that starts to appear on cameras with pop-up flashes. You can hit the button and pull it up at the same time. Only other option is to send it to Canon to get it repaired.
or, Get an Speedlite like the 430EXII or 580EXII. The flash unit may make your camera bigger, but the results will be much better once you learn flash techniques.

Mar 12, 2011 | Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i Digital Camera

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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.

Feb 15, 2011 | Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash

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Is a flash compatible with my camera?


Most Canon Digital SLRs use the ETTL metering system. I can't find any decent specs or manuals on the net about this flash whether its ETTL or TTL. I could find models that are specific to Canon and Nikon, so check that first too.

Also be wary of the flashes trigger voltage. A voltage too high might fry the camera when its mounted on the hotshoe, so see if you can find it in the manual.

You can always use this flash off camera in full manual mode. To find out more go to www.strobist.com or go to the Strobist Group on www.flickr.com

Jul 06, 2009 | Quantaray Cameras

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Af assist on canon flash 580exii not working


check Custom Functions of Camera and Flash it can be turned off in both locations

Jun 13, 2009 | Canon Speedlite 580EX II 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

Oct 23, 2007 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

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Flash stopped workin as master in wireless mode?


Hi Joelgue,

Now, go to a real camera store and bring your equipments with you.

Say to them:

I have a Canon 580EX Flash and wanted to know if you have the Quantum Turbo Battery with the Adapter Cord for my 580EX?

Ask to see if you can test them out.

This adapter does not go into the 4AA battery hold but to the flip out cover, AC Adapter. You need to plug it into the flash.

Press "On" from the Q battery, then set flash to "Master" on camera and other EX to "Slave".

Turn all three on(1st flash, 2nd flash and camera.

Do not press shutter button but press the pre-flash(pre-auto lock/flash) on camera body. On the EOS-1Ds Mark III has "*".

Both flashes should come on.

Now, press the camera shutter using "ETTL Modes" and look at the image from the LCD screen...is exposure correct?

Address to this address from now, please: atdlee@netzero.com

PS: You did set both flashes into same channel and with no exposure adjustment, right?

May 25, 2007 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

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Wont work


According to the Canon feature chart I have here; the 540EZ Speedlite flash is not compatible with the Digital Rebel XT in ETTL mode. The 480EG is also not compatible. The 550 or any of the others in that product line are would work. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Feb 26, 2007 | Canon Speedlite 540EZ TTL Flash

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