02-19-2013 10:22 PM
I think it might be a good idea to FULLY explain what you need answered. The more information people supply when asking for help the easier it becomes to get to the heart of the problem & hopefully solve it.
02-20-2013 12:26 AM
I use a rebel t3i. whats your question. like cicopo said, what is the specific question you have?
02-20-2013 10:27 AM
Earlier i posted that when i set the camera to flash settings, using the built in flash,
The flash output will not go past 1/4 power to 1/2 power. I'm trying to explain as best as i can, so here it goes again. The setting starts at Flash control, then built in flash setting then go to cust wireless then to flash modeE-TTL ll then go to manual which is under E-TTl ll then you will be at wireless Function with a picture of two flashes.Click on the two flashes,the external and built in flash. Scroll down to flash output with the picture of the flash on top of the camera, this is called flash output , here is where i have a problem. The camera will go from 1/4 output to 1/128 output, but will not go past 1/4 to 1/2. anybody with this camera should be able to see if there's works or not. not sure if the camera has a problem or that is the way they made it. the two guys at the camera store say that's the way canon made it. I have not really gotten an answer from the pros on this site either, but maybe that is my fault for not explaning the problem better. Any help would be a appreciated. Thanks.
02-20-2013 07:13 PM - edited 02-20-2013 07:13 PM
I have a T3i, and I am following your calls through the menus.
Mine works fine. One thing that threw me for a minute was that you don't use the scroll wheel to adjust the setting.
You do press the SET button, and you then use the Left and Right arrows on the sides of the SET button to adjust your flash output lower. Mine slid right on down to 1/128th, and it works on all the settings in-between.
Is this on point for what you were looking for?
02-20-2013 08:01 PM
Are you just using the built-in flash, or are you trying to set up external flash or flash groups or something?
If you are just trying to dial back or increase the exposure of your fill light, the easy way to do that is with Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC). You select that in the Quick menu when the flash is up, and then you just dial in an increased flash level or a decreased flash level, in 1/3 stop increments.
Using manual flash levels (1/2, 1/4, 1/128, etc.) would be for controlling external off-camera flashes. Like a Strobist does. You dial the power on the external flashes up or down, and you move the flash stand closer or farther from the subject to control the effect. But the built-in flash on your camera is best adjusted using the ETTL with Flash Exposure Compensation.
02-20-2013 08:44 PM
Hello Scott you are getting right to the point, cand you set it at 1/2 power output, i cannot, it won't go past 1/4 output. Maybe there is something wrong with my camera.
02-20-2013 08:45 PM
Yes, 1/2, 1/4, whatever fraction.
But why would you want to do it that way instead of with 1/3 stops of FEC?