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Oct 17, 2012 22:21 |  #1

Any suggestions on an inexpensive non-Canon TTL flash for the T4i??? I'm only looking for something pretty basic to keep on-camera. My Yongnuo 465 was fine with my T1i, but not with my T4i.

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Oct 18, 2012 08:07 |  #2

Are you using Live view? Otherwise one could imagine it would work just as well on a 650D.


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Oct 18, 2012 09:45 |  #3

SRisonS wrote in post #15136562 (external link)
Any suggestions on an inexpensive non-Canon TTL flash for the T4i??? I'm only looking for something pretty basic to keep on-camera. My Yongnuo 465 was fine with my T1i, but not with my T4i.

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the YN-465 is listed as working with the T4i
What is wrong with it?




  
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Oct 18, 2012 10:50 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #4

No, I'm not using live view. But when I take a shot, the flash goes off, but my pictures still remain dark. And when I immediately put the flash back on the T1i, everything is fine. I've tried messing with all of the flash options on the camera, but nothing is working.

But I've also noticed that one of the menus is acting a little weird. It's the External Flash settings area (not the Cfn one). Say, when I try to select '2nd Curtain', it will sometimes remain in 1st Curtain. It'll take like 4 times before it finally takes. The same thing happens if I try to switch from ETTL to Manual. It won't even let me select the TTL option. No warning pops up; but it just won't set it.


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SRisonS wrote in post #15138422 (external link)
No, I'm not using live view. But when I take a shot, the flash goes off, but my pictures still remain dark. And when I immediately put the flash back on the T1i, everything is fine. I've tried messing with all of the flash options on the camera, but nothing is working.

But I've also noticed that one of the menus is acting a little weird. It's the External Flash settings area (not the Cfn one). Say, when I try to select '2nd Curtain', it will sometimes remain in 1st Curtain. It'll take like 4 times before it finally takes. The same thing happens if I try to switch from ETTL to Manual. It won't even let me select the TTL option. No warning pops up; but it just won't set it.

I think I would do a factory reset on the camera, charge the batteries (camera and flash) and then do some testing. When photos "remain dark" could mean the flash didn't go off, the settings were wrong, it didn't have ETTL, etc. Or something in the custom functions relating to external flashes is incorrectly set.




  
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Oct 18, 2012 15:26 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #6

Bad connection between flash and camera? On the new 600 EX-RT, Canon have realized that this is an issue and designed self-cleaning contacts, but that doesn't help you, of course. But the cause of the problem could be the same.


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Oct 18, 2012 21:00 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #7

I cleaned the contacts, and reset to factory settings. Still a no-go with the flash. Thanks for all of the suggestions though.


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