F Flash Exposure Compensation

You can adjust the flash output as easily as normal exposure compensation. Flash exposure compensation can be set up to 3 stops in 1 3-stop increments. (If the camera's exposure compensation is set in 1 2-stop increments, flash exposure compensation is set in 1 2-stop increments.) Press the < > button until the < f > icon and compensation amount start blinking. Press the < > button to set the amount. To cancel the flash exposure compensation, set the amount to +0. The flash exposure...

High Speed Sync

With high-speed sync, you can use flash with all shutter speeds. This is convenient when you want to use aperture priority for fill-flash portraits. Check that the < F> icon is lit in the viewfinder. If you set a shutter speed that is the same or slower than the camera's maximum flash sync speed, < F> wil not be displayed in the viewfinder. With high-speed sync, the faster the shutter speed, the shorter the effective flash range will be. Check the LCD panel for the maximum flash range...

Using Ettl Ii and ETTL Autoflash in the Shooting Modes

Just set the camera's shooting mode to < Av> (aperture-priority AE), < Tv> (shutter-priority AE), or < M> (manual) and you can use E-TTL II E-TTL autoflash. Select this mode when you want to set the shutter speed manually. The camera will then automatically set the aperture matching the shutter speed to obtain a standard exposure. If the aperture display blinks, it means that the background exposure will be underexposed or overexposed. Adjust the shutter speed until the aperture...

Wireless Flash

With multiple Canon Speedlites having the wireless flash feature, you can create various lighting effects with the same ease as using normal E-TTL II autoflash. The settings you input with the master unit attached to the camera are also transmitted to the slave unit s controlled by wireless. Therefore, you need not operate the slave unit s at all during the shoot. For details on wireless flash photography and operating the master unit, see the master unit's instruction manual. The procedure...

Troubleshooting

The Speedlite does not detach from the camera. The mounting foot's locking pin has not been retracted. Loosen the locking ring all the way before detaching the Speedlite. The batteries are installed in the wrong orientation. Install the batteries in the correct orientation. p.8 The Speedlite's internal batteries are exhausted. If the flash recycling time is 30 sec. or longer, replace the batteries. p.8 Attach the Speedlite securely to the camera. Attach the...

Fn Setting Custom Functions

You can customize Speedlite features to suit your preferences. Do it with Custom Functions. Press the lt c.Fn gt button for 2 sec. so that is displayed. Press the lt gt button to select the Custom Function number. Press the lt gt button. The Custom Function number and setting number will blink. Press the lt gt button to select 0 or 1, then press the lt gt button. After you set the Custom Function and press the lt MODE gt button, the camera will be ready to shoot. After step 1 above, press the...

ZOOM Setting the Flash Coverage and Using the Wide Panel

The flash coverage can be set to match the lens focal length from 24mm to 105mm. The flash coverage can be set automatically or manually. Also, with the built-in wide panel, the flash coverage will be compatible with ultra wide-angle lenses as short as 14mm. Press the lt gt button to change the flash coverage. When the flash coverage is set automatically, lt d gt is not displayed. If you set the flash coverage manually, make sure it covers the lens focal length so that the picture will not have...