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580 Not Communicating w/Camera?

 
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Sep 04, 2011 08:54 |  #1

I was shooting a wedding yesterday and one of my 580's wigged out. In ETTL, it seems like it does full dumps, but does not sync with the shutter at all; in manual, it still only does full dumps but it does sync.

This camera is back from Canon service to have them replace a loose foot plus address a similar but different communication problem. I'm leaving for another wedding in a few hours; I can only assume there's no hope for this flash and Canon service is the only answer?


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Sep 04, 2011 09:15 |  #2

Just a shot in the dark, but did you try removing the (2?) screws on the shoe on the top of your body, disassemble, and reassemble? The only times I have had problems with my 580s is when the fault was on the camera, that usually fixed it for me.


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Sep 04, 2011 09:51 |  #3

Thanks. I usually don't open stuff up, but I'll do a little poking around.

BTW, I should say that I've cleaned the contacts which I know can sometimes be the problem. The reality is, in M, it does full dumps no matter what the power level while just handholding the flash.


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Sep 04, 2011 10:03 |  #4

And having opened it up, all the connections appear to be solid and there's no change.


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Sep 04, 2011 11:04 |  #5

Peacefield wrote in post #13049230 (external link)
just handholding the flash.

Definitely the 580 then, I must've misread this from your first post.


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Sep 04, 2011 12:31 |  #6

Which body did it not work, or did another work on the camera, maybe the springs on the hotshoe.


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