Question about Canon Speedlite 580EX II TTL Flash
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.
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.
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Posted on Dec 13, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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.
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
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!
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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?
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
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