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    A quick question about my new 430EX II

    Hi all,

    I've just picked up a new 430EX II, and have taken a few test shots. The flash is firing OK, but after setting the mode to ETTL and adjusting the flash exposure compensation to -1/3, the LCD display continues to blink. Is this normal? Also, nothing happens when I press the Zoom button on the flash. I'm using a 50D in Av mode, with a 35 f/2 lens.

    Any ideas?

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    I would guess that the head is tilted down just a tad. try lifting the the head a very small amount, without depressing the lock button.
    It tilts down just a tad extra to allow for close in work
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    The 430 doesn't tilt down like the 580 does.
    But maybe it's tilted up or twisted to the side.

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    Thanks for the responses guys. The problem was I hadn't retracked the wide angle diffuser screen all the way!. It's working fine now.

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    oh yeah i forgot it has one of those. that's happened to me on the 580 a few times when i pull out the diffuser to get to the white card (which the 430 doesn't have)

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