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Speedlite 420ex problem

Juditha 9 19 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2015 2:39PM
I'm trying to use a Speedlite 420ex on a Canon 50d. The flash fires, but the autozoom position indicator on the back is just flashing on 50 regardless of the focusing distance.
Am I doing something stupid, or is there a problem with the flash or my settings?
I don't even know whether the light should flash, or just remain lit?
duratorque 17 427 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2015 3:29PM
Have you go the head tilted up? If you have, the head zoom to 50mm regardless. I hope that is it, otherwise you may have a faulty unit.
Juditha 9 19 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2015 3:44PM
Hi, thanks for your suggestion. Yes, I've got it tilted to bounce the flash.
Should it be flashing?
24 Apr 2015 5:03PM
The auto zoom only works if the flash head is in the horizontal position.
Juditha 9 19 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2015 5:11PM
Thank you.
I think I have a lot to learn about using flash!!!

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