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Registered: ‎10-08-2017

Cam wont go past 1/200...no flash

Hello, everyone! 

So, it seems like no one else has had this problem...ever. But my T3 just will not go past 1/200, and the flash isn't on! No matter what mode, it won't exceed 1/200. I've had to postpone my action shot business because of this, and Canon suggests sending it in but I'm a little scared to do that Smiley LOL

Any suggestions?

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Re: Cam wont go past 1/200...no flash

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1/200 is your max camera-flash sync speed.  Your flash can't operate in normal mode at a shutter speed faster than 1/200. You should have the camera in HSS (high speed sync) mode to use flash at faster than 1/200. 

 

 

 

Try resetting all the settings in your camera to default settings. It sounds like you have maybe turned HSS off and maybe something else on top of that.  I think the camera is in HSS by default. If the reset doesn't work look in the settings menu to be sure HSS is on. 

Scott

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Re: Cam wont go past 1/200...no flash

That is understandable but no flash is being used. I have reset all settings, even reset back to factory default settings, and nothing has changed :/

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Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: Cam wont go past 1/200...no flash

There is a small switch that senses if the camera has a flash attached.


Flash switch

 

It could be stuck down.

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