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03-01-2011, 09:09 PM   #31
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I have the 50af-1 which is almost exactly like the 48.

Two things you can try. First make sure that the flash is seated all the way, and the contacts are clean. If any of the contacts don't match up it will read ttl. Maybe clean the contacts with a clean pencil eraser.

If that doesn't work you can reset the flash to the factory setting by holding the mode button down for 5 plus seconds and ,,rES will show up on the display to confirm the reset.

Hope this works.

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From what I've been reading, I really don't think my camera and this flash are communicating. Is there a way to fix this?
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i don't have the metz 48, but sounds like communication with the camera, esp since you said you've tried someone else's before. i won't be afraid to say that it might be a dud flash. it happens.

i bought a new sigma super 530 recently that didn't recognize if it was head on or vertical. for whatever reason, in my case, the head on pictures were underexposed, but the bounce flash pictures were right on.

different flash, different camera, different symptoms. but just throwing it out there that it's probably not you, it's the flash.
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I tried everything ToGo said and still no sign of pTTL or any communication with the camera.

I think I might have to return it, what a drama, especially since I bought it off ebay overseas

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just a wild thought
try update the hardware thru the usb cable....... hope it "reboots" ur flash and fix the problem
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I don't have a usb cable? Was there meant to be one?
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here's a wilder thought, set the flash into wireless slave and see if it works this way...
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u need a mini usb male to usb male cable, it is the same cable that comes wif any 2.5" portable hard drive

Good one on the Wireless slave method !

Dump question, perhaps, again..... if i m not wrong, P-ttl only show up on the screen and works at 0 degree, the head has to be locked in and not at the -7 degree position.....did u try it in this setting ?

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nevermind the last question, i was wrong...............just dig out my camera n flash out from the closet and tested it

i was pretty lazy 5 mins ago :P
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Nicole, just to make sure, put your Tammy on and see if it makes any difference at all
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Ok, yes in wireless the flash is firing. I held it in my hand and no problems although it now says zoom and 24mm lol.

It's working a lot better off the camera than on.When I put it back on the camera to TTL (still no p) it's way too strong.

I already swapped over to the tammy.

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Oh and I think I updated the flash too, with the usb cable.
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I don't have this particular flash but I've noticed that I sometimes also don't get pTTL on the Pentax AF540. This seems to be related to the power-on sequence of the flash and the camera.

First switch on the flash, next switch on the camera. Might be your problem as well.
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Just tried that too.

I'm getting lovely exposures with the flash handheld in SL mode, but when I put it on the camera in TTL it's just a bright white overexposure. I don't get it?
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Well if the wireless PTTL works then there must be something wrong with the pins on the bottom of the flash...
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