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Help! with 430EX please...

 
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Aug 28, 2008 14:30 |  #1

Hi,

Just received my new 430EX speedlite having borrowed one for a while... however I don't seem able to get rid of the 'M' on the top row of the display. ie I can't get it to adjust zoom length automatically.
The top row of the display therefore reads ETTL M Zoom 14mm and that's how it stays regardless of lens, shooting mode, Manual mode on the flash.

Am I missing something as the one I used to borrow never did this and was always automatically figuring out focal length?

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Aug 28, 2008 14:43 |  #2

Is your wide angle lens pushed all the way into the flash body? I don't have my flash or instruction manual, so I'm sort of shooting in the dark, but that might help.

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Aug 28, 2008 14:43 |  #3

That happened to me once too and I can't remember exactly how I fixed it, but here are my thoughts: While changing the distance setting manually using the left/right buttons, I went one more button press beyond the lowest(I think) setting. e.g. go from 50-28-14-one more.

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Aug 28, 2008 14:56 |  #4

Hastur - that may have been it so thanks - heard a click and all seems fine now so I reckon the wide angle screen hadn't fully clicked home.

Jseivert - Thanks for answer... that will probably be the answer to my next question. Flash confuses the hell out of me having avoided it for so many years!


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