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    Default newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    hi all Ruz here..i just got a 500D yesterday..a gift from my Aunt for my 21st birthday..belated birthday..and i'm very much interested in photography so hopefully i can learn a thing or two about photography here.. =p..

    and a friend lent me a Canon Speedlite 580ex ii and i mounted it onto my 500d. Everything was working fine but there's no pilot light at all. so no pilot light=no flash.

    i just wanna know,if theres something wrong with the flash e.g: do i need to have the flash tube changed? etc.. or isit just a small matter like say, flash/camera settings or something?

    hope to get some response soon cos i'm kinda panicking already..

    thanks guys..

    Ruz Horror

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    um Hi everyone? don't seem to be anyone welcoming me here..?

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    hmm... did u switch on the flash or put fresh batteries in? even without mounting the panels on the flash should turn on.

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    hi mpenza..yup i did switch the flash on, i can zoom in n zoom out the flash, change the modes n everything else..its just that the pilot light isn't on..

    hmm nope haven't tried putting fresh batteries..but will do thanks lots!!

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    Quote Originally Posted by ruzhorror View Post
    um Hi everyone? don't seem to be anyone welcoming me here..?
    i think the time you posted is lunch time and everyone is prolly busy in sch or office

    well here's your welcome:

    welcome to the club
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    haha yup i guess so...thank u Lomographer!! oh ur a lomographer? what camera do u use? i have a diana f+ n a trl..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzhorror View Post
    um Hi everyone? don't seem to be anyone welcoming me here..?
    that's because everybody is hiding in their own little corner wondering why their auntie is not like yours....


    Welcome

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    Hi welcome.... how's the 580 EX II, wanted to own one ... for my new 500D ...

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    Warm greeting to you..
    Welcome to clubsnap!
    "From the Heart, Through the Lens"

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    Did your friend know how to test a flash? If yes, ask him
    Ok, at the rear of your flash, there should be a button state PILOT.

    when you on the flash with fully charged batteries, without mounting the flash on the camera, you can press on the pilot, and the flash light shoot fire. If it fire, means the flash unit should be fine.

    If it is not fire, means something wrong with the flash

    If it fire, but once you mount on camera, and you press shutter, it did not fire, could be the problem of flash hot shoe.

    To be more confirm, just bring your camera with flash, down to Canon service center. Google their address.

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonnew View Post
    that's because everybody is hiding in their own little corner wondering why their auntie is not like yours....


    Welcome
    haha..for real? aww..hehe..come on out..haha..

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    Quote Originally Posted by NewAtom View Post
    Hi welcome.... how's the 580 EX II, wanted to own one ... for my new 500D ...
    well i used it before with a 400D and it was ok..good actually haha..hmm i havent had the time to get new batteries and didnt even get the chance to really try out my new 500D .

    school has been real busy and my time table is so packed every weekday..trying to spend some alone time on weekends but its been difficult juggling school, family n boyfriend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reanimator View Post
    Warm greeting to you..
    Welcome to clubsnap!
    thank u!

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    Default Re: newbie with a 500d; need help regarding speedlite 580ex ii also =(

    Quote Originally Posted by Shen siung View Post
    Did your friend know how to test a flash? If yes, ask him
    Ok, at the rear of your flash, there should be a button state PILOT.

    when you on the flash with fully charged batteries, without mounting the flash on the camera, you can press on the pilot, and the flash light shoot fire. If it fire, means the flash unit should be fine.

    If it is not fire, means something wrong with the flash

    If it fire, but once you mount on camera, and you press shutter, it did not fire, could be the problem of flash hot shoe.

    To be more confirm, just bring your camera with flash, down to Canon service center. Google their address.
    hey thanks for the tip. hmm i think its the battery..i havent had time to get new batteries for the flash.been so tired after school and everything..hmm should be getting them soon..

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