Problems with Lumix GX7 + External Flash

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Problems with Lumix GX7 + External Flash
2 months ago

I'm trying to use an external flash (Yongnuo YN560-III) for GX7 and can't get it to fire.

My in-camera settings are:

Firing Mode: TTL

Flash Mode: Forced Flash On

Flash Synchro: 1st

Flash Adjust.: +/- 0 EV

Auto Exposure Comp: OFF

All other options are grayed out.

The YN560 III is connected to the hotshoe, the pilot light is red (ready) and I can press the pilot button to test the flash and it indeed fires.

The YN560 III Options are set to S1

However, when I take photos, the Flash lightning bolt is red, but when I press the shutter the flash never goes off.  It's as if the Lumix isn't noticing the flash on the hotshoe.

What am I missing?

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