Wein Safe Sync / G5 / Canon 580

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by BillW, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. BillW

    BillW Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 22, 2012
    Scranton, PA
    I have a Wein Safe Sync hot shoe to PC adapter.

    i have used it on my G5 to sync my studio lights (with a Quantum Radio Slave) successfully.

    I tried to use it with my Canon 580 in Auto mode (not ttl) and it will not fire.

    The 580, in Auto mode, is connected by it's PC terminal to a PC cord connected to the Wein, mounted in the G5's hot shoe.

    I also tested the flash in Manual mode and had the same thing happen...no flash fires.

    If I disconnect the Wein from the G5's hot shoe, I can manually trigger the flash with the Wein test button, but mounted on the camera, it won't fire either with the test button or with the shutter.

    Any thoughts?