Question about Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash
When using 580ex off camera triggered by a pocket wizard, if I don't shoot a picture for a minute or so the flash shuts off and i have to turn the on off switch to turn it back on. Is this a low battery thing or just inconvenient.
No and no, the flash is by default programed to shut off after 1 minute .If you were using the flash on-camera, the flash
would automatically power itself on when camera activity is detected but
when the flash is detached, it doesn't wake back up.
To change this you have to turn off the auto shut off in the flash menu:
1. Power the flash on
2. Hold down the back light /C.Fn button until "Fn 00 0" appears on the screen
3. Rotate the selector wheel until you see "Fn 01 0"
4. Press your selector button down so that the 0 begins flashing
5. Rotate your selector wheel to change the 0 to a 1
6. Rotate the selector to the "Fn 14 0" position and set it to 1
7. Press your selector button to save this parameter
8. Press your Mode button to return to the main screen
Now your flash stays on as long as the flash switch is turned on ON, and as long as you have juice in the batteries.
Do not forget to turn off the flash after you are done.You can reverse it anytime, but you have to read the manual for that..
Same setup can be found in the manual
Posted on May 07, 2010
There is no Fn 14 0 position on my 580 EXII. It only goes to 13. I see this solution for turning off sleep mode posted everywhere. I also see another posted solution to turn it to Fn 0 1 0. None of this works. Is it me or are folks not trying this out themselves before they post?
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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