Question about Cameras
Hello, I am trying to find information on the SAKAR 370zx flash. I have one that I used for my older Canon AE=1 program. I would like to use it with my new Canon Rebel EOS XTi. Is this possible? I haven't used this flash is some time. It seems to be working fine. I'm just not sure how to use it properly without my instructions. I was wondering do you have any manuals on this model? Or online instructions?
I would greatly appreciate any information on this matter. Thank you very much.
SOURCE: Flash doesn't work
I found the answer and fixed my flash. Look on http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00ODWf
This will describe how, if you have been using a speedlite alot, than the little tab under the shutter release side of the hot shoe can get bent down thus constantly pressing down (toward the bottom of the camera) the small button which deactivates the pop-up flash even when the speedlite is not attached. Just bend the tab up a little with a jewler's screwdriver, turn the camera off and on and voila!! Fixed!!! Dan describes pushing the tab down, but on the xti, the tab needs to be bent up to release the flash deactivation switch and fix the problem. Thanks to Dan D on photonet for saving me a service call.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
SOURCE: 952AF/CAN Flash
I guess you did the basic thing and see if the flash fires when pressing the shutter button.
I don't know the Rebel itself,but I can suggest a few general things. I will be speculating here for you.
Make sure that in the setup for the flash, that the curtain is in the correct mode. If I remember right there is something about when the flash will fire. Check this in the instruction manual.
Also check the flash sync speed range. If the sync speed is out of range for the flash, it will fire at the wrong time. If you want to experiment, try using 1/60 for a start just to see if it works.
If you call Canon tech support, they will help you.
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
I believe there are 2 modes of usb transfer that you can pick in the camera. They are set somewhere in the menu in the options. If you go through the menus thoroughly you'll find it. One option is for connecting the camera directly to a printer and the other is for computer transfer (there might also be an Auto setting but I don't remember for sure). Make sure that setting is set for computer transfer. If that doesn't fix your problem, re-install or update EOS Utility / ZoomBrowser.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
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