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HELP! Problems with YS-15 and Ixus 750

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I have just purchased the Sea and Sea YS-15 strobe to be used with my Canon Ixus 750. Somehow I have problems synchronizing and firing the YS-15. It works once in a while but is idle most of the time. Can anyone out there help me???

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A few possible solutions:

 

1) This may seem stupid, but make sure your camera is set to forced flash (the lighting lightning symbol).

 

2) I'm not famliar with the Ixus 750, but if it has a pre-flash, make sure you set the strobe to "Slave Auto with Pre-Flash Cancellation" to ensure proper synchronisation.

 

3) Finally check that the fibre optic cable is not damaged and is properly fixed to both the housing and the strobe.

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Settings for your Canon IXUS 750 with the Sea & Sea YS-15 Auto Strobe attached.

 

Camera Settings:

 

Set the Exposure Mode Dial to M (Manual on Shooting Mode Dial)

Set the Flash to Always Fire (Broken Arrow Only Flash / Up Button)

 

Press the FUNC Button and set:

White Balance to Auto (AWB)

ISO to 100

Flash Output to Lowest Setting

Resolution to L (Largest)

 

Press the MENU button and set:

Red Eye OFF

AF Assist Beam OFF

Digital Zoom OFF

Review (time) 10 Seconds

Save Settings

 

Sea & Sea YS-15 Auto Strobe Settings:

Power Switch set to "2"

 

Shooting Procedure:

Press Shutter Button down slowly until the Indicator Lights next to the Viewfinder are Lit.

Camera is now in Focus and Flash is Ready to fire.

When the shot is composed as you like press down fully on the Shutter Button.

NOTE: Use Macro Mode if you can't focus on something that's very close.

 

Remember to position your strobe to light the subject fully and never aim the strobe parallel with the lens.

 

If you require any additional assistance I'd be glad to help out.

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MattDiver :

Thanks for your input. I have checked all 3 of your solutions prior but all failed.

 

Dave :

Thanks for taking the time to list out the steps! Will try it with your elaborated settings and let you know if it worked!

 

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