Digital Rebel with Flash Slave, does not work

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by what, Nov 23, 2003.

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    what Guest

    I was doing some flash shots with my digital Rebel. For maximum depth
    of field I used the manual setting at F11 with my flash slave, since the
    on camera flash was too weak. Unfortunately, it seemed that on any
    setting I put the camera on except very long shutter speeds, it would
    not capture the flash. What am I doing wrong? I even aimed the flash
    at the camera to see if the flash fired but was not captured in the
    shot. The flash did fire but was not captured on the shots unless I set
    the camera at 2 seconds or above. The slave works fine on my Film Rebel
    Xs BTW.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    what, Nov 23, 2003
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    what Guest


    You must be correct because when I put my Vivitar 285 Manual flash on
    the unit as the "master" it worked fine (in manual mode). I looked
    through the book and could not find anyway to turn off the pre-flash so
    I could use the regular built-in flash to trigger the slave. Is there a
    way to do this?

    what, Nov 24, 2003
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  3. There are slave flash triggers that ignore the pre-flash. The 300D pre-flash
    is for TTL metering, and the one's I've heard of are designed to ignore the
    red-eye reduction flash, but they might work.

    Also, you could put a small cheap manual flash on the camera if you didn't
    need all that much power on the camera.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Nov 24, 2003
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    what, Nov 25, 2003
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    what Guest

    Thanks will do.
    what, Nov 25, 2003
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