Fully Automatic Flash Photography

When you set the camera's shooting mode to Program AE (Program AE) or "Fully Automatic", you can shoot with E-TTL II / E-TTL fully automatic flash shooting.

  1. Select MODE with the joystick.

  2. Select ETTL.

    • Press the joystick up, down, left, or right, or turn Select dial and select ETTL, then press the joystick vertically.

  3. Focus on the subject.

    • Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
    • The shutter speed and aperture value are displayed in the viewfinder.
    • Check that Flash recharge completed is lit in the viewfinder.
  4. Take the picture.

    Program AE (Program AE) screen example.

    • Check that the subject is in the effective flash range (1).
    • When you press the shutter button completely, the flash will fire and the picture will be taken.


  • If the subject is dark (underexposed) when you check the picture taken, get closer to the subject and shoot again. You can also increase the ISO speed when using a digital camera.
  • "Fully Automatic" indicates the Scene Intelligent Auto Full auto mode Creative auto shooting mode.
  • Even when attached to a camera that supports the E-TTL II autoflash system, ETTL is displayed on the LCD panel.