430EX II is stuck on this strobe like effect. Please help.

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  1. fenderphoto

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    Please help me fix this issue. My Canon 430EX II is on this strobe like effect. I used to be able to press the pilot button and it would pop off like any other flash. Now when I press it it strobes for about a second and always does it. It doesn't do it when attached to the camera but I often do long exposures and walk around and pop off the flash to fill in certain areas of the shot.


     
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    Check your setting for Custom Function 2. If set to 1 or 2 it will fire on the pressing the test firing button. (user manual, pg. 21).
     
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    I sugest you send your flash to Canon service, it's the best way to fix this problem.
     
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    This. Turn off the modeling flash function.

    what awful advice...
     
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    FotosbyMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sorry my mistake, it is not available with the 430EX II unless it is used as a Slave flash to a Master flash that has this feature. Do you have a master flash or wireless unit acting as master?
     
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    did you post in the wrong thread?
     
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    FotosbyMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I added the wrong info about the 430EX II having Multi mode so I deleted it and added something different.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Luckily on Nikon flashes the Modeling Flash is a different button.
    On the canon you have to set a setting as mentioned above.

    If you ever want to take a photo of, say a bouncing ball. You can do a long exposure, use the modeling flash and get the ball at various stages of bouncing.
     
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    Is your D.O.F preview button pressed down at all? Probably not, but sometimes that keeps it on
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    I bet the OP figured out a couple of years ago.
    The thread was started - May 22, 2014.
     
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    Oh yeah lol - for some reason it was marked as a new post for me - d'oh! Well, let's hope the OP has! :)
     

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