nonCanon flash and Live View (T2i)

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nonCanon flash and Live View (T2i)
Dec 30, 2012

Yesterday I noticed that my sunpak 383 manual flash (setup off-camera and using yongnuo 603 triggers) would NOT fire in Live View mode but worked fine when not in Live View. I never noticed this behavior before but maybe I never used the flash with Live View before.

Then this morning I read this in my T2i manual:

Cautions for Live View Shooting: a non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting.""

This seems really odd to me. Can anyone help me understand why flash and liveview would have this odd behavior? And importantly, is there a workaround which allows me to use Live View with my old flash?

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