01-04-2019 10:33 PM
I am amateur in photography domain, and in the last time purchased Canon EOS 2000d (aka EOS Rebel T7 aka Kiss X90 aka EOS 1500D) and Speedlite NW670C flash, but on trying shoting in Manual mode (Av, Tv, P, or A+ from camera) photos is very dark (but flash working), and if put flash in manual mode, not working (not flashing) but data from camera is writen to flash display (zoom, focus)... it gives me the feeling that the flash is activated later.. I made all the combinations of possible adjustments but in vain, I'm more angry and disappointed, but I'm sure someone will help me here, or at least will give me informations from where to learn it.
Sorry for my bad english.. Thanks in advance for feedback`s
01-04-2019 11:17 PM
01-04-2019 12:25 AM - edited 01-04-2019 12:59 AM
Unfortunately, your canon EOS 2000D is a stripped down entry level camera. I don’t understand the reason, but Canon has removed or eliminated the center hotshoe contact on both the 2000D and 4000D. This is the contact you need to make the sync connection with your Flash.
The flash you see is only the ETTL preflash. Because there is no center contact the main flash does not fire.
As a result the EOS 2000D/1500D/T7 and EOS 4000D/3000D/T100 will only work with Canon brand ETTL flash units. There might be some 3rd party flash units that will work without the center contact, but as of today, I don’t know of any.
01-05-2019 11:09 AM
Wow, that is amazing. From the manual:
Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series will not fire.
If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to
another camera brand, not only will the camera not operate as usual but
it may also result in a malfunction.
The flash fires only once even when MULTI flash is set with the
Your only option with your current flash is to find a remote flash trigger that uses the pop-up flash to set off your flash. (Some will ignore the preflash) This is better for you in the sense that off camera flash is a better idea, anyway. See if Wein has something to do what you want.
01-07-2019 01:35 AM
01-08-2019 04:00 PM
01-08-2019 07:57 PM - edited 01-08-2019 08:03 PM
You just persist in that thinking.
Even though the switch shorts inside the camera, it can still be damaged by too much voltage in the off state if it is a semiconductor switch.
(I once got bit by this once, and it was a very high profile, embarrassing oversight.)