Sony 45RM Flash TTL Issue on A7iiii

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Praveen Dhanabalan New Member • Posts: 1
Sony 45RM Flash TTL Issue on A7iiii

Hello all,

My flash suddenly stopped working in TTL mode. I always use it in TTL mode, the pictures started turning up dark even though the flash is firing but the picture is dark supposedly the flash is not talking back to the camera I guess.

When I switch to manual mode and stick to 1/128 or 1/64, the flash is still firing at full power. I tried to reset the flash and the camera but no use. I use a sony a7iii.

Took to the service center and tried with a different camera to isolate the issue to the flash and the same thing happened, so it looks the flash is the issue.

Unfortunately my warranty ended just a week back. I do not want to pay the service fee and any parts replacement because I hardly used this flash in the past or could I just buy the Godox TT685S instead of paying the service fee to get it repaired.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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lehill
lehill Veteran Member • Posts: 6,024
Re: Sony 45RM Flash TTL Issue on A7iiii

Praveen Dhanabalan wrote:

Hello all,

My flash suddenly stopped working in TTL mode. I always use it in TTL mode, the pictures started turning up dark even though the flash is firing but the picture is dark supposedly the flash is not talking back to the camera I guess.

When I switch to manual mode and stick to 1/128 or 1/64, the flash is still firing at full power. I tried to reset the flash and the camera but no use. I use a sony a7iii.

Took to the service center and tried with a different camera to isolate the issue to the flash and the same thing happened, so it looks the flash is the issue.

Unfortunately my warranty ended just a week back. I do not want to pay the service fee and any parts replacement because I hardly used this flash in the past or could I just buy the Godox TT685S instead of paying the service fee to get it repaired.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

That's a good plan. Lots of people use them here so it's easier to get help if you have questions. It doesn't sound like you would miss the video/focus assist lamp on the 45RM.

Too bad about the warranty. Won't Sony cover the repair as a courtesy gesture?

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klausfelix New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Sony 45RM Flash TTL Issue on A7iiii
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Sony may make great cameras, but sometimes their user manuals leave a little to be desired.

Case in point: combined settings. It’s easy to understand the individual settings but nothing really tells you that you have to do A+B+C instead of just A.

When I started using Sony cameras, I had to work my way through many of these combinations in an attempt to get the best results. To save others the same trouble, I’ve put together some of my key learnings here.

This article will dig specifically into how to best set up your Sony camera for use with a flash. My hope is that it will help reduce the learning curve for fellow Sony users.

Note that I’ve tested these instructions on the Sony A7iii and A7riii. As such, I can’t guarantee these settings are available across the entire range of Sony cameras.

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