Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
Highlighted
New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-10-2019

Flash Not Syncing with Camera: Bad Flash or Broken Camera

I have a Canon 70D with a 430EXII flash.  From time to time, the flash with overpower the photo with a huge amount of light.  When I examine the picture in Adobe Elements, it reports that the flash didn’t fire which leads me to believe that the flash and camera were not properly connected.  Is this the fault of the flash or the shoe on the camera?  I don’t know anyone with a Canon like mine or I’d test my flash with theirs.

 

What is likely the problem?  How can I isolate the cause?


thanks.

 

WSC33

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 4,857
Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: Flash Not Syncing with Camera: Bad Flash or Broken Camera


@WSC33 wrote:

I have a Canon 70D with a 430EXII flash.  From time to time, the flash with overpower the photo with a huge amount of light.  When I examine the picture in Adobe Elements, it reports that the flash didn’t fire which leads me to believe that the flash and camera were not properly connected.  Is this the fault of the flash or the shoe on the camera?  I don’t know anyone with a Canon like mine or I’d test my flash with theirs.

 

What is likely the problem?  How can I isolate the cause?


thanks.

 

WSC33


One thing that can cause that effect is the flash being set to TTL mode instead of E-TTL mode.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-10-2019

Re: Flash Not Syncing with Camera: Bad Flash or Broken Camera

Hey RTF,

 

Mine is set in ETTL.  In fact, I can't even find "TTL" mode.  ETTL seems to be the only one other than "M"anual.  Other thoughts?


Thanks.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 3,174
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: Flash Not Syncing with Camera: Bad Flash or Broken Camera

Clean the hot-shoe contacts and make sure that the flash is fully seated and locked.

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-10-2019

Re: Flash Not Syncing with Camera: Bad Flash or Broken Camera

I will clean the hot-shoe, but I've reseated it in the past to see if I couldn't get it to perform properly w/o much success.  thanks though. 

powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement