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1-10 second timer on the canon g12 camera don't work with strobes

 
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Dec 22, 2010 14:08 |  #1

hey everyone,

How do you set the canon g12 to work when setting the timer so it can trigger the strobe lights off camera. they work when i shoot a model, but if i wanna photograph myself what can i do to trigger it?


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Dec 22, 2010 17:26 |  #2

mine works the same with the timer with either my 550ex on the hotshoe or triggered with the ste2 transmitter, so I'm not sure what your problem might be.


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Dec 22, 2010 17:29 |  #3

i'm using the ebay triggers


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Dec 22, 2010 17:29 |  #4

i am trying to let it fire my AB and canon flashes wirelessly


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Dec 22, 2010 22:40 |  #5

anyone?


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Dec 22, 2010 23:37 |  #6

since it's obviously a trigger/flash issue you might do better on the small flash forum


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Dec 23, 2010 08:28 |  #7

Everything is set the same way when you photograph the model as when you attempt a self portrait?

What brand are the trigger/receiver?

I have discovered a G12 "bug' with respect to Yongnuo RF-602 and probably other wireless triggers but have not tested to see the effect of timer delay, see http://lightdescriptio​n.blogspot.com …ompatibility-problem.html (external link)


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Dec 23, 2010 22:22 |  #8

yeah everything is set the same way. But its like timer to wireless trigger it doesn't set off.


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Dec 24, 2010 22:19 |  #9

My g12 won't trigger the CyberSync CST either in self timer mode...
Works fine otherwise as far as triggering goes when manually depressing the shutter button aside from the screen going black. Really, Canon? All the SLRs I've used that you make work just fine with the CyberSyncs... what gives?


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Dec 25, 2010 20:41 |  #10

Using my G12 with Yongnuo RF-602 wireless trigger and Canon 580EX, my system also fails when the self timer is turned on but works with the self timer turned off.

Of course, the RF-602 system does not support ETTL; however, the flash is triggered but not controlled when in ETTL mode. The non-triggering behavior is duplicated when the G12 is in manual mode (and therefore in manual flash mode) and the 580EX is also in manual mode. Manual mode is the proper way to use the RF-602 anyway so manual mode is not a problem. The self timer failure is a disappointment and should be fixed.

The work around for self portraits is to add a second RF-602 transmitter and receiver (set to a different channel) along with the Yongnuo shutter connnecting cord LS-02/C1. I did this to get some Halloween pics, see http://lightdescriptio​n.blogspot.com/2010/11​/g12-halloween.html (external link)

Even more frustrating, the G9 using self timer and wireless flash trigger acts as expected; that is, works. I think I'll add this to my blog as a G12 bug and hope for a firmware fix.


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Jan 23, 2011 22:09 as a reply to  @ GordonSBuck's post |  #11

Greetings, I purchased a G12 back in Dec for a foreign trip, i used a Vivitar 285HV with an oldschool Quantum Battery from 1989 on the hotshoe.
Worked one night for some documentary street work. Then the screen went black the next morning..forever.
Per Amazon return policy they sent me a new one.

Now, same quantum battery using it with a Vivitar 559FD (smaller flash) on the hotshoe.

It worked great so far...until I did a self timer and DID NOT TRIGGER, the external vivitar. So whats with that?




  
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Jan 24, 2011 07:51 |  #12

ixt wrote in post #11701724 (external link)
Greetings, I purchased a G12 back in Dec for a foreign trip, i used a Vivitar 285HV with an oldschool Quantum Battery from 1989 on the hotshoe.
Worked one night for some documentary street work. Then the screen went black the next morning..forever.
Per Amazon return policy they sent me a new one.

Now, same quantum battery using it with a Vivitar 559FD (smaller flash) on the hotshoe.

It worked great so far...until I did a self timer and DID NOT TRIGGER, the external vivitar. So whats with that?

Probably the same "bug" that affects wireless triggers: The G12 does not recognize or accept the non-Canon compatible (meaning fully compatible) accessory.


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Jan 24, 2011 08:36 |  #13

Not relevant to the self timer issue, but be carefull using high voltage flashes on modern digital cameras. It can surge and short out the camera. Likely possibility to what happened to your first G12.

ixt wrote in post #11701724 (external link)
Greetings, I purchased a G12 back in Dec for a foreign trip, i used a Vivitar 285HV with an oldschool Quantum Battery from 1989 on the hotshoe.
Worked one night for some documentary street work. Then the screen went black the next morning..forever.
Per Amazon return policy they sent me a new one.

Now, same quantum battery using it with a Vivitar 559FD (smaller flash) on the hotshoe.

It worked great so far...until I did a self timer and DID NOT TRIGGER, the external vivitar. So whats with that?




  
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