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Speedlite 600 EX II-RT inconsistent firing in manual

I use my Speedlite in manual mode, on camera, for wedding reception candids. I noticed that I will get some great exposures and then about 5 or 6 shots later the image is blown out with no changes to any camera or flash settings and shot from similar...

Annette1 by Contributor
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Resolved! Only ETTL mode available on 600EXII-RT as slave

After changing the batteries (a few times now) the only mode available on my 600EXII-RT is ETTL. I am using two 600EXII-RTs as slaves to a Canon ST-E3-RT transmitter as the master. I've got one flash in M, but this one only gives me ETTL as an option...

CBensen by Contributor
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600EXII-RT stuck in FEL mode.

Hi all, I am new here.  I got a Canon 5D Mark IV.  Today, I try to use my Flash, as soon as I plug my Flash into the Camera body,  I get "FEL"  and  I got a Lightning Bolt with a star on the corner.  And it lock out my camera, I can't get it off.  Ca...


Advice on Canon Speedlites

I feel I am going really well with my on-camera flash abilities and am looking for advice on how to shoot portraits (and events) with more complex flash setups.I currently use: 6D 580EX, basic diffuser 7 L-series lenses Tripod Reflector discI would s...

Resolved! Using 600EX-RT as non-firing master

Can I use the 600EX-RT on my Canon 60D camera to trigger two 430EXII Speedlites in groups A and B without firing the 600?I turn off the flash icon on the 600 under menu 2, but it still fires.I haven't tried it before so I don't know if it's not possi...

600ex-rt not firing

All of a sudden my 600ex-rant doesn't fire. It communicates with the camera (wakes up when half pressing the shutter, f-stop indicator changes when I change it on the camera) but it won't fire when I take a picture.It fires when you press the flash b...

Kmlewis by Apprentice
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Resolved! EX270 II Slave Mode Doesn't

This is a duplicate posting of one elsewhere because I was advised the existing thread was more than 5 yrs old. I could not get my Speedlite 270EX II to fire as a slave in even direct view of the front with the built-in flash on my Rebel SL3 (200D II...

Ki2t by Contributor
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2 out of 4 flashes stopped working

I have three 600 EX flashes, and one 600 EX II flash. After not using them for 2-3 months I pulled them out for a gig and two of them seem dead, and the other two are working but one is intermittent. I cleaned the contacts and tried new batteries. It...

Canon 80d Off Camera rear curtain

Hi Guys, Have googled this and ended up confusing myself! Im in need of an off camera flash that i can use rear curtain sync with. Currently have a Yongnuo YN460 and rf603's that do the job but i need 2nd curtain sync capabilities. Any help?

jaym by Apprentice
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white photos

I have been getting blank white photos using my 430EX11 speedlight off camera. All I know is that i'm getting high exposure. How to do fix it? I've check the speedlight and it's telling me the setting is on ETTL, zoom--mm, and my camera is on auto se...

phoua by Apprentice
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Resolved! EOS Rebel T4i 580EXII ETTL functionally Speedlite Question

On attaching the 580EXII to camera T4i/650D the flash will not display ETTL mode. Camera Flash control menu (function settings/C Fn settings) displays incompatible flash or flash power turned off. However, if you change C.fn function 05 on the flash ...

Bootie by Contributor
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ST-e3-rt Trigger with 430 ex  iii-rt and  a 600ex

Hi Hope someone can help I ma using the ST-e3-rt Trigger with 430 ex  iii-rt and  a 600ex, when i firen the trigger the 430 fire around a secound after the 600. I have turned off all groups except those that i am using as someone had previously sugge...

430 EX II flashes do not switch to radio SLAVE

I have 2 430 EX's, and ST- E3-RT transmitter. All i use is the radio slave mode, firing with the transmitter. Frustrating, sometimes when i change batteries i guess, or out of the blue i can not access radio slave. It defaults to ETTL, i switch to M,...

RobDog by Apprentice
  • 2 replies
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