So I have a new AmazonBasics flash gun and I tried to connect it to my camera with a PC cable. As soon as the PC plug touches the internal circle of the PC socket on the flash, it fires. However, when I press the shutter button on my camera, it does not. Has anyone else had this problem and is it more likely that the cable is faulty or the Pc port on the flash gun? I tried googling this but wasn't successful..
The camera is a manual-only SLR. I connected the camera to the flash, and turned the flash on. After that, as soon as the cable moves a little bit, the flash would fire several consecutive flashes. Again, I guess it has to do with the contacts moving as the cable moves?