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You have probably enabled mirror lockup. The purpose of mirror lockup is to allow the slight vibrations caused by the movement of the mirror to dissipate before the shutter is opened. This is mostly an issue at shutter times between about 1/100 second and 1 second. Shorter exposures are over before the vibrations reach the parts of the camera that could ...


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Simply having the 430EXII in Manual mode isn't sufficient. It must also be out of slave mode. The slave modes for the 430EXII are for Canon's wireless eTTL optical-based system. Your Cybersync triggers are replacing that system, and using the PC sync port to trigger the flash. If the 430EXII is in Slave mode, it's only listening to the optical sensor under ...


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The flash should be set in Manual mode, not Slave mode. When used in Slave mode there must be a Master flash optically controlling the 430EX II through the optical receiver on the flash. In Slave mode the signals through the pins on the flash shoe are ignored. If there are channel and slave symbols visible in the lower right corner of the 430EX II's LED ...


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Well, my 7 year old son refused to listen to the advice, but instead changed the setting from 6M quality to 2M quality on my Finepix A610 and it fixed the problem ! If that doesn't work , use 0.3M . Oh, and he says to set the mode to manual, otherwise it will blur. Cool, I'm very happy about that.


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Definitely looks like a damaged shutter blind-this can happen if you don't use a lens cap on sunny days the sun will burn the blind via the lens


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I hear the faintest jiggle when I shake my lens (and I'm not shaking it very hard). I think my sound comes from the zoom ring moving slightly. I can feel some internal movement but I don't hear anything. For what it's worth, I bought my lens on eBay, and it's suffered some shocks since I've owned it. Nothing major. I think it's in good shape.


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It is normal to hear some clicking sound by shaking a lens, because of AF mechanism. Zoom lenses and VR make more noise because they are made of moving parts.


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Assuming there's nothing wrong with the camera itself (possible), there are a few settings to check. Hit the Menu button, go to the Setup menu (third icon), and select the Buttons item. There should be an option to set the behavior of the AF-L/AE-L button. When this is set to AF-ON, the button activates the focus, and the shutter release does not autofocus....


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I once encountered a D50 that had managed to get the mirror stuck in the up position. The mirror had gotten just skewed enough to hang on the side of the light box. It was a very delicate task to get it unstuck without damaging the mechanism that retains the mirror when locked up or for longer exposures. Damage that latch and the mirror will droop into the ...


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The Cobra Auto 210 is reported to have a very high flash trigger voltage. As you can see from Can using an old flash damage a new DSLR?, this is not safe. Earlier Canon DSLRs could only handle 6V — yours should be able to handle up to 250V, but it's possible the Cobra flash exceeded that. (Also, there is some lack of clarity on whether 250V is okay through ...


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If the camera cannot communicate with the lens, it cannot tell the lens to open the aperture to let the right amount of light in, and it probably will meter based on the assumption that the aperture is much wider than it actually is because it can't read the current aperture position from the lens. Bottom line: Try cleaning the contacts. If that doesn't ...



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