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80D and 580EX II

I have had these items for a number of months and am trying to learn more.  I have some basic questions. First, I understand that in order to use the 580EX II as a Slave with the 80D, the built-in flash is used as the Master.  That's fine.  Suppose I...

Canon confidence...

About 12 years ago, I purchased a Canon camera and a couple lens,  a Canon speedlite and other accessories.  Just two months ago I purchased a new camera, a Canon again.  All from a authorized Canon dealers.I was checking my speedlite and cables comp...

mitsuru by Contributor
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Resolved! 420EX as optical slave issues

My 420EX works fine as optical slave with Canon on-camera flash as the trigger. However it does not fire with Yongnuo 600EX-RTII. I am thinking that the optical sensor of the 420EX should sense any flash and be triggered to fire. Am I not correct in ...

600ex rt high speed sync and strobes - Please HELP!

Hi- I'm new to photography and am struggling with what seems to be a simple problem but isn't. I have a 600ex rt and 2 strobes (Alienbees B800)  I would like to shoot in high speed flash (shutter speed over 1/200) I tried putting my 600ex rt in manua...

dmfreckl by Apprentice
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Can’t change settings on 600ex-rt in manual mode.

All the sudden my 600ex-rt is only firing at 1/1 no matter what setting I put it on. It’s doing the same on multi too but not e-ttl. It seem to change after I switched the batteries. Has Anyone come across this issue and been able to fix it?

Syl Arena's Speedlighter's handbook

I put a qustion on his blog and Syl Replied: "Thanks for asking. Yes, a third edition of the ‘Speedliter’s Handook’ will publish in mid-2018. I wish that I could wave a magic wand and make the process move more quickly!" So we just need to be patient...

Trouble with speedlite 600EX RT

My flash fires sometimes and sometimes not. Both on camera and even when I press the red ligt and the flash is not connected to the camera. Same with new and old batteries and whatever I do. The flash seems to think it was fired when it is not cause ...

racystar by Apprentice
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Speedlite 430EX II contact problem

Hi guys, I'm new here and needed some answers because I cant find anything Im looking for. I've had an 1200D and 430EX II for 3 years now and they were working quite fine until today; the flash stopped firing. The flash is working by itself and test ...

High Speed sync, off camera compatibility issues.

I have a Canon 7D Mark ii, Pocket wizard plus iv's and  several Canon 550 EX speedlites. I want high speed sync entirely off camera on multiple speedlites. High speed sync is only working when the speedlite is on the cameras hot shoe. I was informed ...

jcarter by Apprentice
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EOS REbel T4i and Speedlite 430II

Hello, I am having issues with my camera and speedlite. I want to use my speedlite as a slave. I followed the instructions carefully. My camera is not sensing my speedlite external flash. I made sure the sensor were facing at each other, tried differ...

Resolved! Chargers for speedlite batteries

What do you folks use to charge the AA batteries in your speedlites? Yesterday I started to do my last-minute charging before Thanksgiving, only to discover that my 3-year-old Maha MH-C800S had unaccountably bitten the dust. A little poking around th...

speedlite won't work with camera display on

I have a Canon 70D. Just bought a Pro Series Digital SLR universal flash.  Flash works great, only if the display on the back of the camera is turned off.  Turn on the display, and speedlite won't fire.  Is there a setting somewhere on the camera to ...

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