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external flash

Hello, I bought my new Rebel T6i with an external flash (Vivitar 3000), but it doesn't flash when I take a picture.

Is there anyone who can help?

 

Thanks a lot!

 

Silke

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Re: external flash

Probably not.

 

It can be tricky to get non-Canon flashes to work.

 

What exact model of flash do you have?

 

Are you using it on camera or off camera?

 

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Re: external flash

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It's the VIV -SF-3000.

I am using it on camera.

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Re: external flash

You have to make sure to set the flash mode on the camera to manual instead of TTL.

 

I also suggest using manual exposure with the shutter set to the max sync speed and Aperture adjusted for exposure. You cannot use any of the automated exposure modes.

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Re: external flash

Thank you very much, kvbarkley!

 

 

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