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Just bought a 70D but...need help.

 
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May 26, 2015 18:00 |  #1

Hello all. Not sure if this is the right place to post this but since I just bought a new Canon 70D, I'll try it here first. I used to have a T2i. I use an external flash, oloong SP-690, since the internal flash wasn't strong enough for my taste and it worked fine. I sold my T2i to a friend but kept the flash since I didn't want to buy another one. Well for some reason, the flash doesn't sync up with the camera when in the hot shoe in TTL mode (the pictures are dark) and won't even fire when the flash is on manual mode. The flash works fine as an external (light). It would work in S1 mode. I took some shots in front of a mirror using the internal flash and I could see in the picture the flash trigger. But when I put the oloong 690 speedlight on the hot shoe, I could see the flash trigger but in the picture, it's not there. I tried all the settings I can find and still no luck. Whenever I press the shutter button, the flash is either late or early. I don't have another external flash to test so I'm just wondering if it's the flash or the camera hot shoe. Oh ya, I already cleaned all the terminals so it's not bad contacts. Please help. Thanks.




  
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May 26, 2015 18:12 |  #2

What shutter speed have you set when the flash is in the shoe? Btw, welcome to POTN :-)


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May 26, 2015 18:32 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #3

Well on full auto A+, the flash only works when the flash is in TTL mode but flashes late or early. On M mode, I got the shutter in 1/90 and the f 5.6 but still when the flash in on Manual mode nothing happens, no flash. Only on TTL mode but again not in sync with camera. It's like anything I change in the settings, whether on the camera or the flash, it doesn't change anything, the pictures are still the same. I would go to one extreme to the other and the picture looks the same. Weird.
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May 26, 2015 21:58 |  #4

Are you sure that you have the version that is compatible with Canon's ETTL autoflash system? All the ads that I see for this flash indicate compatibility with Nikon's iTTL autoflash system.


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May 26, 2015 22:59 as a reply to  @ rrblint's post |  #5

Like I said in my post it worked fine with my Canon T2i with no problem. All the settings are where it supposed to be. That's why I didn't sell it when I sold the T2i. It should work with the 70D but for some reason it doesn't. I'm going to see if I can buy/try another flash to see if it even work as a external (hot shoe flash) flash in manual mode on the camera flash settings. If it does, then the oloong 690 is not compatible with the 70D. Don't know why if it worked on a different Canon dslr.




  
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May 27, 2015 07:10 |  #6

I would suggest you go to a retail store and, as you have mentioned, try some speedlites out there (if the store permits it). From there, you can be able to identify if its compatibility or camera problem. That is just for me of course.




  
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May 27, 2015 13:18 |  #7

As mentioned above. Go to a store to try one. If you bought the 70D brand new the store should be okay. It's when it's a used model that some get funny.


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