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Jul 19, 2009 15:17 |  #1

I have one of these on the way and was just wondering if I could use the AF assist light from the flash without having the flash fire? Thanks.


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Jul 19, 2009 15:27 |  #2

Look at the custom functions in your camera. There should be one for "flash does not fire" or something along that lines. At least that is how it is for my 20D (never looked on my MkIIn),


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Jul 19, 2009 15:36 |  #3

I just looked and like I suspected there wasnt anything like that. Do you think it would be in the CFn of the flash?


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Jul 19, 2009 15:47 |  #4

Hmmmmmm......... Not sure. Maybe the 5DMkII doesn't have that Cfn since it doesn't have a pop-up? Not sure if it would be in the flash or not, I don't think it is on my 430EX I


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Jul 19, 2009 16:06 |  #5

JAcosta wrote in post #8307362 (external link)
I just looked and like I suspected there wasnt anything like that. Do you think it would be in the CFn of the flash?

I'm pretty sure you are wrong about this... although I do not have a MK II

Is the flash on and attached to your camera? This setting should be somewhere under the External speedlite control menu.




  
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Jul 19, 2009 16:10 |  #6

Monty,

I dont have the flash yet.

Im also pretty sure Im right. I have the camera in my lap now.

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If you dont know for sure, dont offer "maybe advice" please. It doesnt help.


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Jul 19, 2009 16:13 |  #7

I'm sure once you attach the flash you will find the following to work for you:

External Speedlite Control Menu -> Flash functions settings -> Flash Firing -> Disable




  
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Jul 19, 2009 16:34 |  #8

This is "kind of" explained on page 105 of your manual... you can't get there without a flash attached though.

Anyway done with my "maybe advice".




  
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Jul 19, 2009 16:43 |  #9

Thanks, no manual here (currently deployed). Who reads a manual anyway?


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Jul 19, 2009 16:48 |  #10

You can view the manual at Canon USA's website. Its even searchable to find what you need fast.


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Jul 19, 2009 18:36 |  #11

JAcosta wrote in post #8307644 (external link)
Thanks, no manual here (currently deployed). Who reads a manual anyway?

Since you asked....

I read the manuals. Over and over. And I try out all the features while reading the manual. That way I know how to use my equipment and how to answer questions on this forum. :)

Anyways, I see your speedlite is "on the way", so maybe the manual will be with it when it arrives?


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Jul 20, 2009 00:34 |  #12

I am fairly sure that once the flash is attached, you should get the same external Speedlite control menus and options as you would with the 580exII (except of course the wireless master settings)...

but if you asked about 36hrs ago I could have told you for sure ;)


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