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Dec 07, 2008 21:42 |  #1

The flash always show "ETTII M 14mm", no matter what I change the flash setting, or camera setting, it used to change the zoom range itself before when I shot with my 24-70 2.8, now it just won't and the auto zoom icon "looks like a diamond" at the top right corner is gone. Oh, btw, the CF are all "0", I didn't change anything yet.


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Dec 07, 2008 21:53 |  #2

Have you tried pulling the wide panel out all the way and then inserting it back into the head?


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Dec 08, 2008 06:41 |  #3

Bingo, it went back to normal now! How did you khnow that? I didn't even think about it. What's happened?


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Dec 08, 2008 08:25 |  #4

The wide angle panel forces the zoom head to 14mm when it becomes (partially or completely) pulled out.

So it got accidentally or unintentionally pulled and caused it to be stuck at 14.

I think typically the flash head zooms from 24 to 105mm.


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Dec 08, 2008 08:25 |  #5

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Bingo, it went back to normal now! How did you khnow that? I didn't even think about it. What's happened?

It was elementary, my dear Watson. You see, the LCD would show "M 14 mm" for the zoom setting only if the wide panel (which widens the flash coverage to 14 mm) has been pulled out, fully or partially. So, to make that go away, one would only need to push the wide panel fully back into the head.

:mrgreen: ;) :D


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Dec 08, 2008 14:50 |  #6

PacAce wrote in post #6836070 (external link)
It was elementary, my dear Watson. You see, the LCD would show "M 14 mm" for the zoom setting only if the wide panel (which widens the flash coverage to 14 mm) has been pulled out, fully or partially. So, to make that go away, one would only need to push the wide panel fully back into the head.

:mrgreen: ;) :D


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Dec 08, 2008 14:59 |  #7

It's a common problem that most here have probably encountered personally.


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Dec 08, 2008 16:16 |  #8

Dermit wrote in post #6838395 (external link)
.....that and about once a month someone runs into this problem and asks what's wrong... then it's a race to see who can help the fastest :)

Titus213 wrote in post #6838446 (external link)
It's a common problem that most here have probably encountered personally.

Man, you guys are such killjoys. :evil:


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Dec 08, 2008 18:43 |  #9

But Leo has far more experience with this problem than most folks...

There, did that help?:rolleyes:


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Jun 07, 2009 05:08 as a reply to  @ Titus213's post |  #10

I have the same problem, however pulling out and then pushing back in the Wide Panel as no effect, I'm still stuck at M 14mm :(

Any other ideas?


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Jun 07, 2009 05:22 |  #11

Just to rule out all the variables, is is safe for us to assume that you don't have the 14mm f2.8L prime lens on the cam, right?


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Jun 07, 2009 05:25 |  #12

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I have the same problem, however pulling out and then pushing back in the Wide Panel as no effect, I'm still stuck at M 14mm :(

Any other ideas?

Then it's time for a visit to Canon to have the sensor/microswitch fixed. (unless you want to pull it apart yourself & have a go but it is not recommended. Flashes can give you a nasty nasty kick! so unless your experienced with this type of thing, don't do it)




  
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Jun 07, 2009 07:37 as a reply to  @ Mark Vuleta's post |  #13

The lens issue can be ruled out, since putting that lens on the camera will only make the Zoom 24 mm setting in the display flash. The 580 EX II can't reach 14 mm zoom without your help in pulling the wide angle spreader out. But the flashing Zoom 24 mm symbol is a note about that you ought to.


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Jun 07, 2009 14:37 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #14

Tried with many lenses and still the same.

I only purchased the unit on Friday :(


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Jun 07, 2009 15:07 |  #15

Titus213 wrote in post #6839745 (external link)
But Leo has far more experience with this problem than most folks...


There, did that help?:rolleyes:

'the problem'...
do you mean first pulling his thing out, then failing to put his thing back in properly, and the consequences of doing so?! ;)


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