Using an external flash on the hot shoe - FZ1000

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OP Randy2468 Regular Member • Posts: 124
Using an external flash on the hot shoe - FZ1000

Dak on cam wrote:

Randy2468 wrote:

Hello,

Having read the Manual a few times, I still can't seem to figure out how to get an external flash that is mounted on the hot shoe to work.

It is not a TTL flash so I set the Flash to Manual.

But unless I raise the built in flash, I cannot get the Flash ready icon to appear.

Also, the Flash modes option is greyed out in the menu.

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks

You probably have a burst mode selected that is incompatible with external flash.

Thanks.

That issue turned out to be simply that I had not fully moved the flash onto the hot shoe.

The issue I'm having now is that the flash seems out of sync with the camera.

The photos come out very dimly lit as if the flash fired too early or too late. when I use the built in flash for the same shot, it's well lit.

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