I was in my local camera store the other day. I was purchasing a small speedlite unit to use on my mirrorless camera. Yes, on-camera. In a twist of fate, in walks in a colleague from my local camera club, same flash unit in hand. We chatted with the salesperson, also a friend.
My colleague then said: “I’m bringing this flash back. It doesn’t fire consistently.” He demonstrated the problem, with the unit set first on TTL mode and then on manual mode while attached to the hotshoe on his mirrorless camera. He was right. Without changing camera settings, sometimes the speedlite would fire and sometimes it wouldn’t. He returned the unit. But it got me to thinking about how the speedlite and camera work together and how to make sure they always work when needed. Continue reading “On Camera Flash – Making It Work for You”