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Sync Problem with Canon 80D and AB800
  
 
lroger
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Sync Problem with Canon 80D and AB800


Hi All,
Iím having a problem with syncing my Canon 80D to my Alien Bee B800. I have the AB standard 15-foot sync cord going from the 80D (with a hot shoe adapter mounted) directly to the B800. One night all was well but the next night the unit failed to flash. I switched out the B800 with a 2nd unit and also used both a different sync cord and hot shoe adapter. I know the flash is not defective because I can manually release it using the flash test button. I made sure all connections were firm.

Could it be that somewhere in the process I inadvertently disabled something in the 80Dís menu system?

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.



Sep 12, 2017 at 05:16 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sync Problem with Canon 80D and AB800


I could be wrong but shouldn't the cord go to your cameras sync socket? Least thats the way I do it. Not sure if that makes a difference.


Sep 13, 2017 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sync Problem with Canon 80D and AB800


trevanian,

Unfortunately the Canon 80D does not have a sync socket; that's why I had to use a hot shoe adapter.

The good news is that I solved the problem - rookie mistake. The sync cord was NOT firmly attached to the Alien Bee 800! It works ok now. Very embarrassed but thanks to all for replying.



Sep 13, 2017 at 08:57 PM







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