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Old Oct 20, 2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Rebel internal/external flash issue

I posted this on the flash(external) board, but thought it may help to post here also.


The popup flash on my Canon Rebel XTi stopped firing about a yr ago - it pops up but doesn't fire. Locals would "look" @ for $120 so I finally decided just to get external.

I have a Canon 430ex II ordered and on the way but I just saw this on an older review: "The only downside you’re likely to find is that the EX430 II cannot be used as a master flash, but it can be used as a slave."

So now I'm worried - did I make a stupid assumption that the external would work regardless if the internal one works?

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 11:04 AM   #2
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Providing there is no failure in the flash electrical circuit and power is available at the hot shoe, the Canon EX-430 should work perfectly for you.

Have a great day.

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Old Oct 20, 2009, 11:08 AM   #3
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Is there a way to tell if there if I have elect circuit problems or power to the hotshoe - (other than trying the new flash or taking to a shop)?

It does not make any noise other than the initial pop up of the flash - no charging sound. I'm thinking that is a BAD thing?

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I got my flash and it WORKS! Now if I can just learn to use it Thanks!
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Shiloravinn-

Congratulations! That is excellent news. Enjoy your camera and the new flash.

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