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Apr 06, 2011 19:13 |  #1

I bought the yn465 on ebay and dont think that it works. I put it on my camera, turn it on to "ttl" have my camera take a picture and it doesnt fire. I am in a partially dark room and it doesnt work. I press the pilot button and it still doesnt fire. Am i missing something or is it defective? This is my first flash so im not quite sure how it works.


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Apr 06, 2011 20:14 |  #2

anyone?


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Apr 06, 2011 20:38 |  #3

I'm not sure about the yongnues but my 430ex ii flashes when I press the pilot button, I would imagine it would also.


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Apr 06, 2011 23:40 |  #4

i was assuming the same thing. and when i take pics, its like the camera adjusts the settings as if it were going to flash because the shutter speed is really high...i emailed the seller in hong knog so i shall see...i guess this is why you buy canon gear


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Apr 07, 2011 01:28 |  #5

Try a new set of batteries there may not be enough charge in them, what setting are you shooting in? I dont believe the camera should change settings, the ttl changes the output brightness of the flash not the camera settings




  
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Apr 07, 2011 04:55 |  #6

JustinRageth wrote in post #12174024 (external link)
i was assuming the same thing. and when i take pics, its like the camera adjusts the settings as if it were going to flash because the shutter speed is really high...i emailed the seller in hong knog so i shall see...i guess this is why you buy canon gear

before you panic, check the batteries !
my yn465 works great!




  
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Apr 07, 2011 06:59 |  #7

I too have a yn465, but not this problem. ..
Is the flash definitely set to fire in your custom functions? What mode are you using on your camera and +1 on the batteries.


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Apr 07, 2011 07:08 |  #8

Also, their flashes are really really difficult to press the test button on. If you have fat fingers and no fingernails, forget it. :D However, it should still work on your camera.


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Apr 07, 2011 07:17 |  #9

take your time and go through the instructions.

you'll probably find the answer in there... provided you can decode their somewhat lacking English.

i've got a YN-467 and it works great. :)


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Apr 07, 2011 12:26 |  #10

Changed the batteries, I tried pressing the pilot button with a pencil tip and still doesn't fire...I have my camera in portrait mode the flash icon is Onassis I look through the viewfinder but when I take the picture it doesn't flash...hmmm not sure what else to do...it should work when I press the pilot button though


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Apr 07, 2011 14:33 |  #11

JustinRageth wrote in post #12177071 (external link)
Changed the batteries, I tried pressing the pilot button with a pencil tip and still doesn't fire...I have my camera in portrait mode the flash icon is Onassis I look through the viewfinder but when I take the picture it doesn't flash...hmmm not sure what else to do...it should work when I press the pilot button though

So, when you turn the dial on and the light is red and you press the little button next to "max" it doesn't flash?
(before you even mount the flash on the camera)




  
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Apr 07, 2011 14:36 |  #12

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So, when you turn the dial on and the light is red and you press the little button next to "max" it doesn't flash?
(before you even mount the flash on the camera)

Correct, except the night is green next to max...I try in ttl and manual...the max light is on and I press the pilot button and nothing happens


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