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Range bar I've recently started using my Canon Speedlite 550EX with a new Canon 40D. Nothing lights up below the horizontal line across the LCD panel ... including the range bar. Should the range bar be lit up all the time, or does it only light up in certain shooting scenarios? Thanks Sam

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Take out flash of camera.
Reload the batteries and turn on unit, without connecting to camera.

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