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580ex help! Urgent!

 
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Oct 06, 2013 09:34 |  #16

Wireless switch is set to off. Camera menu is set to flash firing: enabled




  
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Oct 06, 2013 09:42 |  #17

OK, just noticed you have the 580ex and not the 580 exii. What are your settings - shutter speed, etc?


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Oct 06, 2013 09:49 |  #18

I've tried settings all over the board from full auto mode and ettl to both set manually. Shutter speeds have ranged from 60 to 200, aperture usually between 1.8 and 5.6. Every possible combination of settings has yielded same problem. In ettl it's flashing once (the pre flash, as it is not synced to the shutter), and in manual I have yet to see it go off at all.




  
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Oct 06, 2013 10:23 |  #19

To help diagnose, does the flash work on manual mode with camera set to M and shutter set 1/60 to 1/250?




  
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Oct 06, 2013 10:39 |  #20

Try test firing the flash by pressing the pilot light. If it doesn't fire, your flash is toast.
Things aren't looking good.


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Oct 06, 2013 10:49 |  #21

Flash does not fire @ manual set to 1/60. Pilot button does fire the flash. I'm assuming there's an issue with one or both set of contacts.




  
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Oct 06, 2013 11:22 |  #22

Yes, sounds like the contacts. Another basic check: Are you turning the locking ring in the proper direction to fully engage the contacts? This was a basic issue with the 580ex (plastic foot) vs. 580ex II (metal foot).




  
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Oct 06, 2013 12:21 as a reply to  @ post 16349798 |  #23

Is your shutter speed set to 1/200 or less?


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Oct 06, 2013 12:50 |  #24

Just to add one more thought on this, you might want to try another flash to see if your hot shoe is working correctly. Everything you can isolate to make sure the problem is with the flash will help.


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Oct 06, 2013 13:06 |  #25

Will definitely be doing that when I get home. For now, I have no other flashes to try. Going to have to invest in some serious de-noise software, and just shoot at an ISO between 400 and 1000.




  
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Oct 06, 2013 14:21 |  #26

If you use Lightroom you can easily manage the noise. I shoot over 1000 ISO regularly on my older 1D III and have no problems controllung the noise. Most event shooters are using quite high ISO to balance ambient and flash illumination. its not the priblem it once was with film


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Oct 07, 2013 13:44 |  #27

Everything you can isolate Will definitely help to see if your hot shoe is working correctly
you say that the pilot shows..........(im only trying to help silly question i now) but have you tested the flash tube is workink off camera with the test button to make shore it is fireing on full power


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Oct 08, 2013 08:29 |  #28

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Your post is confusing. NiCad batteries are rechargeable. What exactly are you trying to get across?

I meant to say Alkaline.


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Oct 08, 2013 10:03 |  #29

Alkaline batteries are great for smoke alarms. They suck in flash units.


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Oct 09, 2013 12:22 |  #30

I had this happen to my on my 580ex. I had to do a deep throughout clean of the contacts on both the camera and flash. Worked afterwards.


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