Question about Canon Speedlite 580EX II TTL Flash

1 Answer

My canon 580 EX II stops firing even with new batteries

I have a Canon Speedlite 580EX II TTL Flash hooked up to a Quantum Turbo SC battery pack. Even with brand new batteries in the flash, it tends to stop recycling quickly when I am shooting a lot and will only recycle every 5-10 seconds...or just stop at all. I noticed that when this happens the batteries in the flash get very hot. Could I have my flash on a wrong setting? How can I fix this to make it fire consistently.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 261 Answers

You must disable the 580EX II form using the 4AA.

4AA must be needed when using hv power pack.

Just let the 4AA use & display the LCD panel.

More help, repairs & troubleshooting send me an email.

atdlee@netzero,com

Posted on Dec 13, 2012

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Anonymous

  • 40 Answers

SOURCE: Battery dies right away

You might want to try NON rechargeable batteries, particularly "digitally" rated alkalines. If this won't do it, I'd take it to get looked at.

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

Anonymous

  • 9 Answers

SOURCE: Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash Problem: Flash will not stay in ETTL mode

u can use the H sync button only with the camera set in semiautomatic or manual modes, it dosent work in AUTOmatic modes

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

Anonymous

  • 216 Answers

SOURCE: My snaps are underexposed with 350D camera and 580EX TTL

Set camera:

Single shot mode not servo/C modes
Focus sensor set for center
Make sure exp. comp is not set on -(minus) side.
Make sure your subject is locked on and not moving out of the autofocus (center) sensor.

atdlee@netzero.com

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

Anonymous

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: I purchased a new Canon 580 EX II in July and have

Trust me I have this flash and I LOVE IT, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Sounds like you have a short somewhere, where did you buy it? Remember Canon gives you a full one year warranty BUT it must be the Canon USA and not Japan model....THAT is where it hurts! Read the fine print, it may be cheaper but that does not mean it will be better.

Even if you have lost your receipt Canon will have you on file, because you registered your Canon product, right??

If you need it fixed, I have the guy for you, but I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am sure you can call him on the phone and he can see if it's worth you having it shipped.

But FIRST CALL CANON they are awesome, and want you happy! And only buy B&H Photo.com they are amazing and NO SALES TAX for online

Keep us posted!

Barbara Yasuhara
www.ystudiophotography.com

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

Doberman

  • 261 Answers

SOURCE: reverting to ttl - master flash not firing

Hi Kate,

What camera that you are having problem with those flashes?
Will switching the two have the same problems.
Make sure it is fully pushed forward into hotshoe & locked:-)

Try shooting second current, this will save you the repair costs.

Your exposure compensation was set to zero, but was your flash compensation set at zero?

atdlee@netzero.com

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Canon Speedlite 580ex ii - won't work with camera


Caroline, you should try to set the camera on "M" and the flash in 2nd curtain flash sync.

Or set flash in ATG wireless IR ETTL Slave modes and pop-up the flash on Canon EOS-70D.

Truly,
atdlee@netzero.com

Feb 08, 2014 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

1 Answer

Can i use a Canon Speedlite 580 EX II for a canon 550D?


Yes. The 580EX II will work with any Canon digital SLR.

Nov 12, 2012 | Canon Speedlite 540EZ TTL Flash

1 Answer

I have been using my Canon 580ex ii with my Canon 5d mark ii. It will not fire at all now. I also tried my old 420 ex speedlite and it will not fire either. But, they both work on my Canon 40d.


You can actually set the external flash not to fire in the menu settings of your camera. Check there or try mounting the flash on your camera, turn both on and reset your camera to factory default settings through your camera menu settings.

Oct 08, 2012 | Canon Speedlite 580EX II TTL Flash

1 Answer

Canon Speedlite 580 EX (mark 1) 6 years of continuous use - single flash, multiple flash & continuous burst - with rechargeable batteries. All is well, until recently. Now recharge time has quickly...


The capacitor (neck) is no longer hold a charge or charging circuit is going out on a extended breaks.

Save your money and buy ATG's Godox TT685c.
If you buys two, then you got ATG wireless radio ETTL II flashes.
It would cost over $1,000.00+ USD to buy two Canon 600EX II-RT just to do the same with two ATG's.

Apr 25, 2017 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

1 Answer

I purchased a Quantum Turbo sc battery pack charger and I am using a Canon 5D along with the Quantum Turbo sc battery charger. Batteries fully charged. Connections are correct and fitted tightly. All...


If you have the camera on continuous then it may be that the charging is not keeping up with the shutter. Check the recycle time on the flash and compare with the burst speed on the camera. The burst speed on the 5D is fairly rapid.

Nov 03, 2017 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

1 Answer

Quantum Turbo Battery pack not enough power.


Load 4AA with Energizer Lithium Batteries.
Set 580EX II's function to 12-0 and 05-0.
Make sure 5D's is not set to HSS.
No white dome parked on flash.
No bounce.
Set camera to "M" with max sync if you like, but 60 is fine.
Set F-Stop no greater than F5.6
Set ASA/ISO no lower than 200 but not over 1000.

If you need more assistance, contact Alzo Digital, CT, USA.
Asks for service & repair from ATG.

Apr 08, 2017 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon Speedlite 580EX II TTL Flash Logo

253 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

2261 Answers

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

261 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Are you a Canon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...