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Old November 22nd 06, 05:29 AM posted to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
MarkČ
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Default Does the Canon 5D has Rear Sync Flash?

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MarkČ (lowest even number here) wrote:
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I just got a 5D and, so far, I love the camera, but I can't get the
flash to fire before the shutter closes. I did set the Custom
function #15 to "2nd Curtain sync", but it doesn't do the trick.
Thinking it could be a problem with the flash, I asked my friend to
try it on his Nikon D200 and it works fine. What am I doing wrong?


What flash are you using?
On my 580EX, you can easily put it into second curtain synch by
pressing a dedicated button on the flash unit...which toggles
through high-speed synch/second curtain/normal.


I was hoping you wouldn't ask Its a Minolta 200X. I bought it in
1982.


Good grief.
No...it isn't going to work...no matter what you set it to.

I didn't expect it to work today, but it does. I wanted to take
a goofy shot of me driving in my car at night and I didn't want to
buy a flash for that, so I gave it a try.


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I tried on M, P & Av. No luck. Any other ideas?


Yes.
Next time you decide to spend $3K on a camera body, spend a couple hundred
on a same-brand flash that isn't 24 years old.
Sheesh...


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