07-05-2019 03:29 PM
Hi Just iused my canon eos 1300d and flash430ex11. When i took shots in automatic mode in darken area and after firing off some shotsi just was holding camera and flash would be firing a few flashes by itself. Dont know if this is normal or not.
07-05-2019 04:21 PM - edited 07-05-2019 04:24 PM
If it was mounted on the camera I would verify that it was tight. Also you might want to clean the contacts on both with a small amount of denatured alcohol on a soft cloth or a Q-tip. Take care not to get it on the camera. Do not use anything abrasive on the contacts.
07-05-2019 06:06 PM
Canon DSLRs have a feature where a strobe unit can be used to create a “focus assist” beam when focusing in very low light conditions. It does not matter if you are using an external strobe or not. If the feature is enabled, it can fire the built-in strobe or an external one.
If you feel that you were not pressing any buttons, then what made it stop?
07-08-2019 11:56 AM
As California Dream suggested, make sure it is properly mounted in the hot shoe. Loosen the lock and make sure that it slid all the way forward to engage in place and then re-lock it. If not inserted all the way forward into the hot shoe, you will get this behavior as a friend found out with his 580EX.
When it is properly in place, there should be almost zero play at the hot shoe connection point.