problem with flash Sigma EF 430 ST - for Minolta

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by marcin.mirek@gmail.com, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Guest

    I have the following problem: I want to use it with the
    Minolta Dynax 7000i (as far as I know this flash works with i-series),
    but
    it doesn't work.
    It seems that everything is OK - the flash loads, it fires in test
    mode, the camera recognizes it, the infrared is working etc...however,
    when I take a picture and fire
    camera trigger, the flssh does not fire. It just does nothing. Any
    idea
    what is the problem?

    I would be grateful for help.

    Martin
     
    , Oct 12, 2007
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  2. Alan Browne Guest

    wrote:
    > I have the following problem: I want to use it with the
    > Minolta Dynax 7000i (as far as I know this flash works with i-series),
    > but
    > it doesn't work.
    > It seems that everything is OK - the flash loads, it fires in test
    > mode, the camera recognizes it, the infrared is working etc...however,
    > when I take a picture and fire
    > camera trigger, the flssh does not fire. It just does nothing. Any
    > idea
    > what is the problem?


    While the camera should do it automatically, try setting the camera to,
    for example, 1/60 in A mode or M mode.
    Is there a "flash" symbol on the camera on?
    Is there a built in flash? Is it not latched down all the way?

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    Alan Browne, Oct 13, 2007
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  3. Guest

    > While the camera should do it automatically, try setting the camera to,
    > for example, 1/60 in A mode or M mode.
    > Is there a "flash" symbol on the camera on?
    > Is there a built in flash? Is it not latched down all the way?
    >


    OK, thanks for reply, I will try to fire it in different modes and
    will let know what happens.

    P.S. Yes, there is a flash symbol on the camera - everything seems to
    be OK, except the fact, the flash does not fire with the camera.
    There isn't built in flash.

    Martin
     
    , Oct 13, 2007
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  4. Guest

    On 13 Pa , 20:26, wrote:
    > > While the camera should do it automatically, try setting the camera to,
    > > for example, 1/60 in A mode or M mode.
    > > Is there a "flash" symbol on the camera on?
    > > Is there a built in flash? Is it not latched down all the way?

    >
    > OK, thanks for reply, I will try to fire it in different modes and
    > will let know what happens.
    >
    > P.S. Yes, there is a flash symbol on the camera - everything seems to
    > be OK, except the fact, the flash does not fire with the camera.
    > There isn't built in flash.
    >
    > Martin


    Well, I tried in A-mode (aperture priority) and - I guess it works
    fine. The flash fires. I don't know if it works as it should, I
    haven't finished the roll of film, I will check it.

    Any guess why it doesn't work in P mode?

    Thanks for help! :)
     
    , Oct 15, 2007
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  5. Guest

    On 13 Pa , 20:26, wrote:
    > > While the camera should do it automatically, try setting the camera to,
    > > for example, 1/60 in A mode or M mode.
    > > Is there a "flash" symbol on the camera on?
    > > Is there a built in flash? Is it not latched down all the way?

    >
    > OK, thanks for reply, I will try to fire it in different modes and
    > will let know what happens.
    >
    > P.S. Yes, there is a flash symbol on the camera - everything seems to
    > be OK, except the fact, the flash does not fire with the camera.
    > There isn't built in flash.
    >
    > Martin


    Well,I checked it in A mode (aperture priority) and the flash fired. I
    don't know if it works as exactly as it should, but it fires :)
    Do you know why it doesn't work in P mode?

    Thanks for help! :)
     
    , Oct 15, 2007
    #5
  6. Alan Browne Guest

    wrote:

    > Well, I tried in A-mode (aperture priority) and - I guess it works
    > fine. The flash fires. I don't know if it works as it should, I
    > haven't finished the roll of film, I will check it.
    >
    > Any guess why it doesn't work in P mode?


    No idea. But in P-mode the camera should set the shutter to a usable
    flash range (1/60 - 1/125 ish ( I don't know that specific camera
    model)) and a usable aperture (typically f/8 or faster) with ISO 100 -
    400 films).

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    Alan Browne, Oct 15, 2007
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