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Canon Speedlite 430EX zoom issue

I just got mine few days back, i enabled manual zoom and cannot get out of it.
(on the display top row "M" is displayed between "ETTL" & "ZOOM" and "auto zoom" icon is missing )
also in this state i should be able to change the zoom by + or - buttons but that also does not work.

auto zoom use to work @ the shop.and i use canon EOS 400D.i removed the batteries last night to check if it reset itself

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  • chamaraa Aug 07, 2008

    also the i tried with M, Av, Tv and P on the 400d

  • atenasqui Feb 24, 2009

    i want to increase the zoom of my speedlite 430 and i dont know how please give an advise, atenasqui@yahoo.com

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You're gonna kick yourself, but here goes, you know that clear plastic wide beam shield on the front, make sure it's fully inserted or else the auto zoom won't work while it's in use, (or the flash thinks it's in use)

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You can return to auto zoom by pressing the zoom button for a few seconds, untill the display flashes. When flashing, press the curved gray minus button untill you pass the 24 mm indication. That will get you out of the manual zoom settings and the M will disappear.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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