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Studio flashers don't flash with the EOS 400D

1. GerbenVanErkelens13 July 2010, 8:04 GMT +02:00

Hi there,

I have a simple studio with an umbrella spot and a softbox. A cable which I can attach to my EOS 400D normally syncs the flashes. However, it doesn't do that anymore. When attaching the cable to the camera I see flashes, but when pressing the button no spot flashes at all.

Anybody got some idea's to solve this problem? I know it's a cheap studio set, but I've been carefull with it and can't imagine that the cable is broken.

2. GerbenVanErkelens14 July 2010, 9:03 GMT +02:00

Okay, it seems it's the cable that's giving the error. When the camera flash is open the studio flashes automaticcaly when shooting

3. lennie14 July 2010, 22:48 GMT +02:00

I'm glad you found the cause, atleast I hope you've found it. Because there is nothing more annoying then something not being able to do what you love to do.

4. GerbenVanErkelens15 July 2010, 8:29 GMT +02:00

Yup, that's true. The bad part of all this is that I'm going on vacation the next few weeks and I can't use the EOS then. It's owned by the company I work with and they need it to. Hopefully I can get it in the weekends :-)

5. crisderaud15 July 2010, 13:44 GMT +02:00

This site is dedicated to everything about off-camera flash.

http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/

6. GerbenVanErkelens15 July 2010, 14:10 GMT +02:00

Thanks again for a great website!!

7. krayker18 July 2010, 18:27 GMT +02:00

love the strobist site. some of the examples they have given has taught me a few things, which I can hopefully incorporate in my day to day photography, thanks!

8. jazza18 July 2010, 22:29 GMT +02:00

http://www.flickr.com/photos/polvero/page5/
One of my favorites : Dustin Diaz. Besides being strobist he also writes great JavaScript.

9. lennie19 July 2010, 0:20 GMT +02:00

Ohh, I didn't know his photography or his 365-project.

Thanks Jay :-)

Here he is at work:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/polvero/4087660311/in/photostream/

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