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How do I get my 430EX to not switch off automatically?

 
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Feb 18, 2008 17:01 |  #1

Ok I hope this isn't idiotic of me to ask, but how the heck do I make my 430EX not turn off automatically?

Now before I get told to RTFM, I did, and I set custom function 1 to 1, which is supposed to disable auto-off.

BUT, I use my 430EX off-camera via gadget infinity poverty wizards and the damn thing still turns of automatically after a certain period of time. What's the deal?


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Feb 18, 2008 17:10 |  #2

this happens to me too, it's frustating because you gotta keep pressing the pilot button to turn it on again. i would like to know if there's a solution to this also :)


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Feb 18, 2008 17:47 |  #3

Cfn 01 set to 1


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Feb 18, 2008 18:10 |  #4

Titus213 wrote in post #4944002 (external link)
Cfn 01 set to 1

Did you read my OP? I did that already and it still shuts off automatically.


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Feb 18, 2008 18:58 |  #5

Perryge, that's the way I set mine and it worked perfect...won't turn off. I used it for more than an hour with the Skyports (and previously with ebay triggers) with no problem.

If that is the way you have yours set, I don't have any idea what might cause it.
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Feb 18, 2008 19:04 |  #6

Yeah that's how it should work, isn't it?

I haven't had any problems with this flash before, it's worked perfectly.

I am confused. ???


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Feb 18, 2008 19:13 |  #7

It's in the CF of the flash. I just set my 580EX and 580EXII about a month ago to not turn off and it works with no issues.


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Feb 18, 2008 19:33 |  #8

pyterps wrote in post #4944585 (external link)
It's in the CF of the flash. I just set my 580EX and 580EXII about a month ago to not turn off and it works with no issues.


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Right, I know that, and I've said, twice now, that I have changed that custom function!

It still turns off...


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Feb 18, 2008 21:36 |  #9

strange. Mine keeps going after setting C.Fn 1 to 1... hmmm, that's a strange failure.


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Feb 18, 2008 21:50 |  #10

perryge wrote in post #4944182 (external link)
Did you read my OP? I did that already and it still shuts off automatically.

It's the only way I know how to do it....no matter what your OP said.


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Feb 18, 2008 21:52 |  #11

Ok I must be doing something really horribly stupid. It wouldn't have anything to do with being mounted on the gadget infinity triggers would it? It still seems to do it on the hot-shoe...

And yes, custom function 1 is set to 1.


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Feb 18, 2008 22:23 |  #12

perryge wrote in post #4943706 (external link)
BUT, I use my 430EX off-camera via gadget infinity poverty wizards and the damn thing still turns of automatically after a certain period of time. What's the deal?

I do not have the 430EX with me to test it now, but Custom function 02 ‘Slave unit’s auto power off time may help if set to:
0 – Auto power off after 60 min.

at least it is better than

1 – Auto power off after 10 min.

By the way, somebody knows if there is a real .pdf manual for the 430EX?
I think I downloaded mine from Canon, but each page is a picture of the printed manual and you can not search the words. :evil:


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Feb 18, 2008 22:29 |  #13

rpolitsr wrote in post #4945961 (external link)
I do not have the 430EX with me to test it now, but Custom function 02 ‘Slave unit’s auto power off time may help if set to:
0 – Auto power off after 60 min.

at least it is better than

1 – Auto power off after 10 min.

By the way, somebody knows if there is a real .pdf manual for the 430EX?
I think I downloaded mine from Canon, but each page is a picture of the printed manual and you can not search the words. :evil:

Hmm...

Cfn 2 is set to 0, that's the default, but I don't need to set it to slave mode when using the poverty wizards anyway.


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Feb 18, 2008 22:29 |  #14

perryge wrote in post #4945761 (external link)
Ok I must be doing something really horribly stupid. It wouldn't have anything to do with being mounted on the gadget infinity triggers would it? It still seems to do it on the hot-shoe...

And yes, custom function 1 is set to 1.

I use it with the Cactus trigger V2 and it keeps going just fine. I don't think it matters if you use it with any trigger, or on camera, or on the canon mini stand that comes with the flash. It keeps going for me in any situation (but I will make some tests to be sure).


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Feb 18, 2008 23:55 |  #15

Whaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttt​t surely my flash can't possibly have a custom function that doesn't work? That'd just be absurd...


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