nardes wrote in post #18459163
That sounds very frustrating.
I just put a 430 EX RT (ETTL II Mode) on the 5D Mk III and noticed the following:
5D Viewfinder: displays the HSS Symbol.
430 EX RT LCD Panel: displays the HSS Symbol.
Do you also get these on the 6D and 580EX?
The 5D Mk III manual has some info when in AV Mode that limits HSS, but you wrote that you were in Manual Mode (i.e. Manual Exposure on the Camera Main Dial – not Manual Flash setting on the Speedlite) so that should not be an issue?
PS - Just added a screen capture from DPP4 showing my settings so you can compare yours.
No Dennis. There's very little about HSS on the 6D via google. One article said that if you set HSS on the flash, and also set it on the 6d, then you should get the same symbol through the viewfinder as you do on the flash ie a flash symbol with a H beside it. All i get is the flash symbol.
I'm not a great lover of, and have little knowledge of, (on camera) flash, despite doing a lot of studio work in the past and having my own studio..............on camera never "sailed my boat" and I neglected to learn the new technology, despite having the 580. My simple understanding was, of the new generation of speedlights, (my words) that the flash was as clever as the camera and all you needed to do for a "standard" exposure, one that wasn't a "fill light" or "exposure compensation" etc., was to simply set your camera settings and the flash would read the camera settings, fire, and cut out when it judged the correct exposure for your shutter speed and aperture set. ( my simplification)...............I know...............I'm a dinosaur...............carried the same "brick" mobile phone for 14 yrs and my boys only recently bought me a Samsung, simply because I couldn't find a battery for the Nokia brick and they didn't like the idea of me being out in the mountains alone..............."you need a GPS" they said............."you can send selfies to show you're alright", they said...............they didn't show me how though...............just as Canon hasn't shown me how HSS synch works on my camera The 6D manual simply tells you how to set it on your flash
Despite the above showing my lack of skills/knowledge with a speedlight, I never had a problem, based on my understanding and settings of said speedlight and camera (5Dlll). I simply set my speedlight to HSS, camera to manual with HSS enabled, and no problem. It's only the 6D I'm having a problem with. I've used the same procedure with the 7Dmkll without a problem. Set the 6D to "auto" and I would assume it would read the camera shutter speed with HSS enabled, but no go. If not, then what the feck does it mean by "auto"? It still shows 1/180sec in the viewfinder.
Raised the same issue on the 6D thread and not one reply so I'm guessing that the contributors either don't use HSS and can't answer me, or else they just think that I'm a dickhead
Thanks for taking the time to try and sort me Dennis.