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fr0natz
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Dec 25, 2008 12:07 |  #1

Just got it, threw it on my NEW 40d (woo!) and tried to figure out how it works.
Now its stuck to where it doesnt report my lens length, or the little [x] type icon to the right saying its compatible.

How do I get it back to normal? Currently it looks exactly like:
ETTL Zoom --mm

Thanks.


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fr0natz
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Dec 25, 2008 12:19 |  #2

Hmm, I messed with exposure compensation or something and the icon is back and it adjusts the mm value to my lens.

How did I do that?


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Dec 25, 2008 12:37 |  #3

Sounds like you pointed the head of the flash somewhere other than forward. If you point it straight forward it should zoom with the lens.


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40Dude6aedyk
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Dec 25, 2008 13:03 |  #4

In the 55 minutes since you posted and I am typing this, I assume you read the manual, right?


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Dec 25, 2008 13:58 |  #5

40Dude: No, I would never read a manual. They contain nothing but useful information to me.
Yes I read it, it didnt specify anything of getting the "m" to go away or how to go into the "zoom" mode.

It appears Titus was correct though. Thankyou very much! How frustrating.


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Dec 25, 2008 14:04 |  #6

Right! Better upgrade to the 580EXII. At least the 580 manual tells you what manual zoom is and how to get out of manual zoom mode so that the flash unit reacts to the focal length of the lens.


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Dec 27, 2008 14:49 |  #7

Perfect! Thats what Ill tell the 'rents.Your word has inspired us all.

I just couldnt figure out the pointing it around thing. Sat there for like an hour simply pushing buttons and reading the "mode" section of the manual. It told you how to get in or how to get it to show up, and it told you what the icon was but I couldnt figure out how to get back.


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kid_kulaki
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Dec 27, 2008 22:23 |  #8

hello,
i think i have the same problem, i accidentally hit the * button, and the camera flash, and then NOW my flash is not working well, out of sync.... please remeber what you did! thanks




  
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Leonard ­ Wong
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Dec 28, 2008 07:53 |  #9

On the 40D with a 580EXII, I can control the flash using the camera menu options. In there are ways to reset and clear settings for the flash.


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Dec 28, 2008 13:21 |  #10

kid_kulaki wrote in post #6955388 (external link)
hello,
i think i have the same problem, i accidentally hit the * button, and the camera flash, and then NOW my flash is not working well, out of sync.... please remeber what you did! thanks

What do you mean by "out of sync"?




  
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Dec 29, 2008 01:15 |  #11

Jim M wrote in post #6958187 (external link)
What do you mean by "out of sync"?

it fire flash but the image is underexposed, it's like silhouette, until now i can't figure it-out.. thanks




  
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Leonard ­ Wong
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Dec 29, 2008 01:31 |  #12

perhaps you can post an example?


40D | 10-22 | 17-55 | 30 1.4 | 50 1.4 | 85 1.8 | 70-200 F4 IS | 2x580EXII | YN CTR-301P | Lowepro Slingshot 200 | Kata R-103 | Manfrotto Monopod 679B
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