Having problems with your Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera ?

Canon EOS IDS iii - Speedlite 580 Flash

\015 Hello There,\015\012\015\012Please excuse this question being probably rather stupid - but I am a complete amateur that has inherited a complex/expensive Camera/flash and I am trying to get it to work properly for Flash Photography but cannot.\015\012\015\012I am trying to take indoor pictures of our children, approximately 2.5 metres away from them with artificial (ie. room lights) lighting from above.\015\012\015\012I have the camera linked obviously to the Speedlite and both are switched on.\015\012\015\012I am setting the ISO at 400 and when I take the pictures, through the display on the back of the camera, everything looks fine. But when I link these to the computer and download them, they are all very, very dark.\015\012\015\012I am useless at this, living in China and trying to learn all that I can with very limited number of people that can explain more.\015\012\015\012Is there any 'generic' guide that you know of that could help me customise the camera and the speedlite so that I can get the gist of this easier?\015\012\015\012Sorry to sound such an imbecile but as i say, I have inherited this camera and to me it is so very, very complicated.\015\012\015\012Any assistance at all would be most welcome.\015\012\015\012Thank you very much and this is definitely not urgent.\015\012\015\012Best regards\015\012\015\012Adrian - English guy living in China\015

Answers :

I actually managed to resolve the issue.
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\015\012As I am a naive first time user, I never sync'ed the Speedlite to ETTL.
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\015\012Stupid error but now have resolved, thank you.
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