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03-11-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Promaster 7500EDF Flash questions

Hi,
I have a Promaster 7500EDF hot shoe flash.

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The P-TTL works great.
I am trying to get it to work in manual mode. When I press the "mode" button to get it into manual, the LCD shows "manual" for a split-second and then it goes back to P-TTL. It doesn't matter if the flash is at 45 or any other configuration.

I want to be able to control the flash power etc.

Thanks

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Hey Bronco (I used to have a '77) - I too have the 7500EDF. What I've noticed on mine is that the "mode" button is VERY flakey - like it doesn't make good contact. Sometimes I have to press it multiple times to get the setting I want. Irritating! But, eventually, it gets there. Perhaps your's has the same affliction??
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I will check that out. Thanks

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It seems like that might be the problem.

When yours is at a 45 angle, can you use the manual mode or is it just when the flash head is at an angle different than 45?

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QuoteOriginally posted by bluebronco Quote
It seems like that might be the problem.

When yours is at a 45 angle, can you use the manual mode or is it just when the flash head is at an angle different than 45?

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Yep, works at 45 - and all the positions. But, it does sometime "skip" around - seems like the switch/button is not particularly 'choosy' as to what it selects.
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Weird. Mine doesn't go to manual when at 45, but will at any other angle?
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I think mine has a mechanical problem.

It will not go into manual. It will go into manual after the camera stops metering. As soon as I press the shutter half way down, it jumps back into PTTL.

Is there a setting on camera that I am missing?
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Don't think you're missing any setting. Sounds like the flash has a problem.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChipB Quote
Don't think you're missing any setting. Sounds like the flash has a problem.
I think I got it to work. I put the camera in X-Sync and it works.
I think that was the problem all along.

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ALLRIGHT - hopefully that's all it was!!
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