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Offline ad-rad

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LightScoop is disabling my flash
« on: December 23, 2015, 05:18:01 PM »
I just bought a LightScoop for my T2i, as soon as I put it on, it disables the flash. Has anybody run into this issue before? I have a friend who has a Nikon and just bout the same one and it works like a champ. Thanks.
Cheers!
« Last Edit: January 03, 2016, 09:30:30 AM by ad-rad »
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Re: Scooplight is disabling my flash
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2015, 05:27:19 AM »
I just bought a scooplight for my T2i, as soon as I put it on, it disables the flash. Has anybody run into this issue before? I have a friend who has a Nikon and just bout the same one and it works like a champ. Thanks.
Cheers!


Could you post a link to the one you bought, please? It may help myself and others to help you...
I used to be a very negative person... but then I went digital.

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Re: Scooplight is disabling my flash
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 05:21:43 PM »
I think I know the answer to this one. And it's not a Scooplight, it's a Lightscoop  ;) We covered this three years ago here:
http://www.t2iforum.com/1/built-in-flash-8350/msg66877/#msg66877
When the microswitch is pressed down, the camera assumes there's a flash unit connected. Pukkah Canon accessories know NOT to press down the microswitch; but if you got an aftermarket device, it may not be appropriately shaped. A file might fix it? Check the photo in that post I linked to see what it is that you're up against.

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Re: Scooplight is disabling my flash
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2016, 02:52:46 PM »
http://www.lightscoop.com/products/lightscoop-original/

Thanks for the help.
Here is the one I purchased. Claims to be compatible. It also looks like that trigger button under the hotshoe is popped up. When I enter the flash menu with the scoop attached it won't allow me into any of the options. Kind of baffled at this point. The flash actually stops firing if I even touch my finger on the hotshoe. Strange. I've talked with a number of my photographer friends and they seem stumped too. Can anybody suggest one that they know will work?
Thanks again.
Keep on keepin on.
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Re: LightScoop is disabling my flash
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 10:37:58 AM »
Worked like a charm. Filed down the right side of the clip so it didn't activate the trigger button on the hotshoe. Took about 5 minutes.
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Re: LightScoop is disabling my flash
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 11:05:34 AM »
Congrats on the work-around!
I have to admit that I've never seen one of those so I was clueless to help.
Hopefully we will see a few photos from the results of your hard earned work there?
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Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

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Re: LightScoop is disabling my flash
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2016, 01:22:13 PM »
Ditto what Doodle wrote. I'd love to see some comarison shots with and without the scoop attached.