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Cannot fire off cameta

I cannot fire it off camera in my 40D with the PC contact or radio trigger

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If the Metz 44 is older then 3 years, than it's an software problem. I Had the same with the Metz 44AF-C and my EOS 30D. The same metz works well with mij Rebel (300D)

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Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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Canon 40D camera On P mode it is - 2 stops I can't find the setting to take it back to 0 and my pictures are underexposed.


When you turn on the camera, there's an option to turn the switch beyond "On", indicated by an angled line. Move your power selector switch there. Then half-trigger a scene and turn the Quick Control dial behind the camera to adjust the Exposure Compensation. Note: Being in "On" mode doesn't enable exposure compensation, leaving the settings stuck at previous.

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Will not release shutter on canon 40D


Cannon is notorious for their auto focus and automatic setting to be very discriminant. If you are to close to your subject while in these settings granted your strobe will fire and your flash may flip into position but the shutter just wont work. Cannon is trying to tell you you are too close. You need to back up. If you are trying to get that close up and don't have the proper lens that's all you are going to get.
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Where can i find cheapest Tokina lens AT-X116?


At Cameta Camera for $649,
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Metz mecablitz 45 ct 1 and Nikon D-90


The trigger voltage of the 45CL-1 is about 12V, so it should be safe to connect directly to the hot shoe with an adaptor, or to the pc soclet, if the D90 has one. If the D90 is anything like my Canon 40D, which can stand about 30V on the hot shoe, then all the 45CL series will be ok, as they have trigger voltages between 9V and 12V. The 45CT-5 has a trigger voltage of 15V and works well on the 40D. I use 3 different Metz 45 models with my 40D and all work well on automatic, where the flash sensor itself controls the light output.

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Canon 40D not firing


Try doing a reset in the camera tools somewhere, this fixed a similar problem I had.

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Firing "lag time" response


Hi poseguerai, 
Try this:
I had the same issue and even if it sounds crazy giving a massage to the shutter button all around in circles helped and when you switch on the camera has no shutter lag again.
I hope it works as it did for me.

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Remote Firing of Flash Units


The EOS 40D does not have a transmitter built in. The remote flash units must be set to "Slave" and the on-camera external flash unit (eg Speedlite 580EX) or transmitter (ST-E2) set to "Master". Note that the Speedlite 430EX doesn't have the function to act as Master and you need a minimum or the 580EX or a ST-E2 speedlite transmitter (or similar) as Master/s.

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Contacts voltage


Originally the 45CT1 had high trigger voltage. In the production period Metz improved it to a much lower voltage release circuit. Metz homepage (metz.de) holds the information, from which serial number on have 45-CT1s low trigger voltage. However, even the high trigger voltage was lower than 200 volts, thus safe for your Fuji.
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Will a Vivitar 285HV fry my Canon EOS 40D? I'd like to experiment with a Vivitar 285HV as an on-camera hot shoe flash. However, I'm reluctant to proceed because of conflicting reports about voltage...


Personally, I would not try it. While the Canon has a protection system built into the camera, the trigger voltage on the Vivitar is pretty high. I have had good results using a 283 on a slave shoe, you will have to stop down more with the extra light

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