20D Malfunction Question

Started Feb 7, 2009 | Discussions thread
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20D Malfunction Question

Tonight I noticed that when I use my Sunpack 383 with the 20D in aperture priority mode (indoors at night), the flash fires but the shutter speed is one to eight seconds. I currently have my flash sync shutter speed set to 1/250.

It's as if the camera isn't sensing the Sunpack's presence in the accessory shoe. The camera exposes for available light, even though it fires the Sunpack.

When I use the 20D's built-in flash (without the Sunpack), the shutter speed goes to 1/250 like it's supposed to. Two weeks ago, the camera worked perfectly with the Sunpack - that is, the shutter speed went to 1/250.

Also, I set the 20D to Auto sync speed selection and again tried the Sunpack, and had the same result - very long exposures, even though the Sunpack fires. I've tried different modes also - Auto and Program - and had the same result. Also tried all three of my lenses - same result.

I've gone through the manual and can't find anything that would explain this. Is this a malfunction, or do I simply have something set wrong? Thanks in advance for any info.

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