11-30-2022 04:03 PM - last edited on 12-01-2022 08:37 AM by Danny
Some help please. I have a Canon 800D and a YongNuo YN560 III Speedlight. When it is OFF camera, it fires. When it is connected to the hotshoe it does not 😞
I'm in manual mode.
I have tried with and without liveview.
I have turned the speedlight on before the camera...
In the DSLR settings, there is no setting for an external flash - it's as though it doesn't recognise it.
Is there way to find out if this exact model of speedlight which I have is compatible with Canon?
Does anyone know what I can do to fix it?
11-30-2022 05:16 PM
Where did you buy it? How are you firing it when it is off the camera.
I do not believe the flash is compatible with any manufacturer’s camera body. This appears to be a fully manual flash, one that probably requires an external triggering device. I notice that it does have a “PC Sync” port for external triggering, too.
A flash that is compatible with the Canon TTL/E-TTL system would probably say so in its description. This model does not describe it as being compatible with any brand, except for a Yongnuo wireless trigger, which I am not certain is radio controlled.
11-30-2022 05:23 PM
Hi AndiBlair the "External Speedlite Control Menu" can ONLY be used with Canon's speedlites not 3rd party flash units. Since this a 3rd party speedlite you will have to have Yongnuo repair the speedlite. I would also check to make sure that flash firing is not disabled in the camera menu.
EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM (Retired 8/2007-11/8/2022), EF 50 F/1.8 STM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM
EOS 40D (Retired 8/2007-5/26/2022) & 5D Mark IV
430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT
03/30/2023: New firmware updates are available.
EOS 1DX Mark III- Version 1.7.1
Speedlite EL-1 - Version 1.0.2
03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EF50 F1.2 L USM
03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EOS R10
2/07/2023: New product announcements!EOS R8 EOS R50RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STMRF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STMRF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon U.S.A Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited.