04-13-2016 04:56 PM
I'm trying to set my T5i to work with studio flashes. I bought a Vello hotshoe adapter and set it up on the camera. The strobes work, but only if I turn Live View off. If the screen is on, the flashes won't fire.
Hopefully I'm missing something here, because it'd be nice to use the flashes with Live View on.
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04-13-2016 06:49 PM
The light meters differently when you are using LiveView.
Why would you need LiveView to be active to take a picture? Depending upon your settings, LiveView can alter your aspect ratio from 3:2, or some other setting/.
04-14-2016 09:17 AM
BTW, you might try to reset the camera to default settings. Whenever strange stuff happens, reset the camera. Who knows what you may have set or accidentally set incorrectly?
04-14-2016 09:43 AM
Not seeing how to do that. If I go into the camera menu and choose Flash Control, under ETTL Metering there are only two choices: Evaluative or Average. Neither seems to affect the operation of the flash.
04-14-2016 09:46 AM
04-14-2016 10:30 AM
You need to reset your camera to default, first. It sounds like you may have something set wrong.
You don't know how to use manual mode?
04-14-2016 11:11 AM
04-14-2016 12:05 PM
Live View allows for very accurate focusing, using the magnification tool. That's helpful, because a lot of my photos end up being blown up for posters for a client, so accurate focus is helpful.
I frequently use LiveView to manually set focus, too. Then, I turn it off to set the exposure and take the shot.