external flash issue

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  1. namiam

    namiam TPF Noob!

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    I have a Sony R1 with a HVL-F32x external flash. Suddenly, the external doesn't work anymore. My settings in the menu are as when it worked before. I have cleaned the shoe fine. The flash still works when I press the "test" button and "modeling" button on the flash though.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Double check to make sure that the flash is fully seated on the hotshoe.
     
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    namiam TPF Noob!

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    sorry about posting in the wrong section.

    I have triple, even quadruple checked that the flash is fully seated in the hotshoe. The flash says "connected" when the camera is on. When I move the flash around the hotshoe just a tad, SOMETIMES it loses connection. But anyways, when it says "connected" the flash does not function correctly.
     
  4. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Have you by chance disabled external flash firing. Most bodies have something similar that will tun off flash firing, and will usually kill the hotshoe as well.
     
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    namiam TPF Noob!

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    I have it setup just like it has on the owner's manual for the flash and the camera, and no flash still. I have also tightened the flash in the hotshoe pretty tight, but still no flash!
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    There are only 2 possibilities left:
    1. The body is not geneerating a trigger signal
    2. or the speedlight doesn't detect the trigger signal from the body.
    Time to get out the multimeter to check there is in fact a trigger signal from the body, or send both in to Sony.
     
  7. Flash Harry

    Flash Harry TPF Noob!

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    have you chosen a mode such as "program" which has disabled flash? H
     

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