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Yongnuo YN560 III Not Firing on EOS 800D

Hi Y'all.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...

Resolved! Speedlite 550EX Battery Recommendation

I use a Canon EOS 300D camera and have just bought a Speedlite 550EX flashlight. Looking at the instructions I read one should not use AA lithium batteries so I wondered just what batteries one should use. By the way, is there a Canon dedicated power...

BML by Contributor
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Speedlite 600EX II-RT Losing Link with ST-E3-RT

When using the above Speedlites with the ST-E3-RT transmitter in Groups A/B Manual I can shoot a couple images then the links break and I have to shut off the units, wait 15 seconds then turn them back on again to link back up. It doesn't do this in ...

Resolved! Canon Speedlite 580 EXII will not fire on EOS R5

My flash won't fire when the shutter is activated in any mode. It DOES fire when I press the red button. I've also tried all the modes on the flash, I usually use ETTL.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.

CORNED1 by Contributor
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Resolved! Speedlite 430EX II Left batteries in until they leaked!

I have a Canon EOS and a 300D Speedlight 430EX 111 which I left batteries the in until they leaked!I cleaned the Speedlight battery holder but whatever I do I can find no life. Its years since I used it and can't remember if it shows life when not co...

BML by Contributor
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New: Speedlite EL-5

The Speedlite EL-5 is a newly designed flash that receives many features from the flagship Speedlite EL-1 while also including modern features all its own. Two popular features found in the EL-5 are the modeling lamp and the use of the high-capacity ...

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ccanada by Community Manager
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EL-1 losing link but not showing on transmitter

My EL-1 struggles to keep the link with my v2 transmitter in my apartment. I've read a thread that this is likely due to Wi-Fi. I've found I can keep link for the longest on channel 8.Anyhow, as unfortunate as that is, it seems almost more worrisome ...

Resolved! EL-1 not receiving Zoom coverage with 70mm-200mm

My understanding is that setting Zoom to "Auto" should change the Zoom setting depending on the Zoom setting of a Zoom lens. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work at all when used with my R5 + ST-E3-RT v2 and RF 70mm-200mm. It always shows 50mm no...

600EXii-RT Stopped Flashing

I have a 600EXii-RT problem that I can't figure out. I changed the batteries and now the unit powers on normally, but won't flash, even with the test button. I had been using it for a few hours prior to the battery change and it worked perfectly. No ...

Dakota59 by Contributor
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600ex-rt HELP!!!

So my Speedlite 600ex-rt turns on, changes modes and functions, communicates with the camera when on the hot shoe but will not fire when shutter is clicked nor will it fire when trying to test (pressing red light). Does this mean the bulb blew? The f...

pwald16 by Apprentice
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ST-E3-RT / 430EXIII RTDropping link

Hi all,My setup is x1 ST-E3-RT transmitter and x3 430EXII-RT speedlights.For the last month or so, my ST-E3-RT (ver 1) transmitter keeps dropping links with all 3 of my 430EXIII RT speedlights after the 8-10 mins mark. I've tried scanning and assigni...

lobboclub by Contributor
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Speedlite 600EX-RT Intermittent Power On Problem...

Has anyone experienced the problem where you turn on the 600EX-RT and nothing happens? A few nudges and bumps of the flash in my hand and the power comes on? Put in fresh batteries and made sure all the contacts were clean... but it seems to be happe...

llehmann by Enthusiast
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