I have a Canon EOS 1300D on which I have mounted a simple hot shoe adapter with sync port so I can connect it to my Jinbei Spark-II 300 studio flash.

Problem is the studio flash isn't firing. I have tried the hot shoe adapter in a NIKON D200 -> works, also in an older Olympus E-520 camera -> works.

Anyone any idea why it wouldn't work on the Canon EOS 1300D? Flash is enabled on the camera. I have tried both with Live view enabled and disabled.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you specify the exact hot shoe adapter you are using? \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Dec 18, 2016 at 20:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ What flash control menu options are selected on your 1300D menu? \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Dec 18, 2016 at 20:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi, the hot shoe adapter is one from falcon eyes link \$\endgroup\$ Dec 18, 2016 at 21:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ On the 1300D (T6 in USA), all I can set is flash firing "enabled" and built in flash function settings (but they are not available when the hot shoe is in, all i can do then is enable the flash). \$\endgroup\$ Dec 18, 2016 at 21:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you sure the adapter is properly seated on the hotshoe (pushed all the way in, so the sync pin on the foot meets the big contact in the center of the camera's hotshoe)? \$\endgroup\$
    – inkista
    Dec 19, 2016 at 0:37

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It was a faulty connection on the adapter. Bought a different one which fit way better on the camera. Works like a charm. Thanks for all the help though!


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