Originally Posted by Zakd
I have just bought a Metz Flash 54 MZ 4zi with implemeted adapter 3201 for Canon EOS350D.
The problem is that is want flash every time. I try an Auto mode, TTL mode(I did not find E-TTL mode...... Well it flash once (the flash get ready to flash with the green light) and after that just it do not make green light for flash. Then sudenly after some time (5min or even 10) just get green light and flash corectly.
Is it some mulphunction or I do not know how to adjusted it for using.
Please I need reply as soon as possible as I have to do some shooting as soon as managed to solve this problem....
Once you have a new set of batteries in the unit, just test it without mounting it to the camera. There is a test fire button on the flash, so when you press it, the flash will fire. Then wait for the green light to come back. With brand new batteries it should come back in less than 10 seconds. If it takes longer than that, then it is more likely a bad flash.
Keep in mind that the camera you have is an E-TTL type camera and TTL type flashes are not going to work very well in any kind of automatic mode. Once you have confirmed that the flash is good, then try a simple test of putting the camera in totally manual mode and with shutter speed of 1/125th and use the guide number of the flash to set up a test at the proper fstop and then fire the camera. You should get a reasonable exposure and should be able to take another photo every 5 to 10 seconds for at least 50 to 100 shots.