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Old 06-29-2017, 08:49 PM
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Flash issues...

So, I've never been great with on/off camera flash. But I have the gear to do it. I used to be able to make it work, but right now, I cannot and it's making me extremely frustrated. I guess it's been too long since I last used it all.

I have:
Canon Eos 6D
Yongnuo controller and two transceivers *only using one right now*
Metz 54mz-4

The flash, when I test on the transceiver, works. When I test on the controller, it doesn't. When I hit the shutter....it doesn't. Yes, they are on the same channel. Tried all three channels, honestly. I've adjusted all settings on the camera, the controller and the flash. But I can't make the shutter trigger. I've reset the controller to make sure I didn't mess up the settings there. I just can't get them to talk.

Any suggestions? I am honestly getting to my wits end here.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:43 PM
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Re: Flash issues...

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So, I've never been great with on/off camera flash. But I have the gear to do it. I used to be able to make it work, but right now, I cannot and it's making me extremely frustrated. I guess it's been too long since I last used it all.

I have:
Canon Eos 6D
Yongnuo controller and two transceivers *only using one right now*
Metz 54mz-4

The flash, when I test on the transceiver, works. When I test on the controller, it doesn't. When I hit the shutter....it doesn't. Yes, they are on the same channel. Tried all three channels, honestly. I've adjusted all settings on the camera, the controller and the flash. But I can't make the shutter trigger. I've reset the controller to make sure I didn't mess up the settings there. I just can't get them to talk.

Any suggestions? I am honestly getting to my wits end here.


I don't have a Canon camera, but I ran into this exact issue a couple of weeks ago with my Nikon. I test the button on the transmitter: Perfect. But, will not fire when the shutter did. It turns out that I had accidentally turned off the flash (I still am not sure how I pulled it off, because it required hitting a button and spinning a dial... I guess I need a fidget spinner or something). I replaced batteries in everything, and I finally started poking around in menus and spinning dials, and accidentally found the issue. Check your manual for 'shortcuts with the dial/buttons'... As you know, your 6D is a pretty complex beast, and you may have 'bumped' something.

Good luck getting that figured out!
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:16 AM
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Re: Flash issues...

Thanks for the well wishes I'm trying to be as scientific as possible....without out breaking out a detailed lists of settings in chart form, but it's wearing on me.....

Gotta just keep trying I guess.....I think the problem is some where with the communication with the controller *though this could be wrong*....alas...more tests tomorrow, I suppose.
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Re: Flash issues...

I have had the same problem. Sometimes I get lucky and it works other times I, want to throw the darn thing out the window. I finally went out and bought a chord to connect from my camera to the off camera flash. I need to buy a longer chord because the first one I bought was only 3 feet.

Have you watched You Tube videos?
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