Yongnuo speedlight 560 ii


melness

Link Posted 28/10/2014 - 20:22
Hi,i went to take some shot of our newly groomed westies tonight stuck the flash on and it wouldn't fire on the camera at all ,soon as it was off the camera and set on S1 off camera it fired up no problem .I put the flash back on camera and still it wouldn't fire . Am i missing something or is the flash faulty ....
Thanks
Sean

stub

Link Posted 28/10/2014 - 21:21
Sounds like you have the shutter speed above 1/180th. The Yongnuo 560ii is a very reliable unit. Make sure you have the one contact point in the right place on the hotshoe. Put it in M mode..
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 08:51
I often knock the camera off 1/160s and that causes the flash to not trigger.
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melness

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 10:25
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
I often knock the camera off 1/160s and that causes the flash to not trigger.

Hi,what do you mean by knock the camera at 1/160s
Thanks
Sean

McGregNi

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 13:10
Or even 'knock the camera off 1/160th' ... I would also like to know what exactly that means. I thought anyway, even in M camera exposure mode, it wasn't possible to set speeds higher than 180th unless the flash is set to HSS (assuming it has that feature) ?
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DoctorJeff

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 15:13
Have you tried putting the camera mode dial to X?

X on my K20 defaults to 1/180th and f8 (with the f8 being variable while the shutter speed is fixed. Switch to M and tth flash will not fire.

Geoff
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X-5
istDS
K2000
P50.
Lenses Digital: 50-200, 18-55 KAF: 28-80.
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and then there's all the M42 kit, and the accessories ...

melness

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 16:16
DoctorJeff wrote:
Have you tried putting the camera mode dial to X?

X on my K20 defaults to 1/180th and f8 (with the f8 being variable while the shutter speed is fixed. Switch to M and tth flash will not fire.

Geoff

Will try tonight many thanks

Sean
Thanks
Sean

melness

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 18:40
Right......eh .....


My problemo with the flash is this ........ (note to self) TRY PUTTING FLASH ON THE RIGHT WAY .....there i've said it .....


Embarrassed doesn't come close ....

Sean
Thanks
Sean

DoctorJeff

Link Posted 29/10/2014 - 21:55
And, when most people have stopped laughing (except me ) it should be remembered that the metal plate on the Yongnuo that fits into the flash mount on the body, has two corners chamfered off - and these are at the back.
Logically, these should be at the front to assist in mounting the flash, but for some strange oriental reason Yongnuo do it differently.
It is still great value for the money, though.

Geoff
Water can wear away a stone - but it can't cook lunch
X-5
istDS
K2000
P50.
Lenses Digital: 50-200, 18-55 KAF: 28-80.
Lenses KA & K: SMC-KA f2.0, SMC-K f1.4, SMC-K f1.7 Tokina KA 28-70 , SMC Pentax 70-210 F4, Sigma KA 75-300 , Hanimex 500mm Mirror, and the Tamron Adaptall-2 stuff.
and then there's all the M42 kit, and the accessories ...

melness

Link Posted 26/11/2014 - 07:26
Is 180 the max shutter speed I can achieve. Just bought a cheap off camera triggers was hoping I'd be able to get higher speed. Any advice welcome

Sean
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Sean
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