Canon Elan 7

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Gregory, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Gregory

    Gregory Guest

    WHy it seems to be impossible to use non-dedicated flash?
    Gregory, Nov 4, 2003
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  2. Gregory

    Tony Spadaro Guest

    I have no problem whatsoever using manual and auto-flashes with Elans. You
    will not be able to use the fancy A-TTL and E-TTL modes without a dedicated
    flash but this is true of any camera that supports such modes.
    Tony Spadaro, Nov 4, 2003
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  3. Gregory

    Gregory Guest

    I have a manual flash Exakta CTZ-25, that was working fine with my Nikon FG-20.
    When I attache it to Elan 7 it starts flashing without any reason, without
    touching anything.
    Is something wrong and I have to use dedicated flash only?
    Gregory, Nov 4, 2003
  4. Gregory

    Tony Spadaro Guest

    I have no idea why that flash does not work with the Elan. Does it have an
    absolutely standard foot? Are there more than two connectors or is the
    center connector so large it touches some of the other points on the Canon
    I've used Vivitar, Metz, and a couple other brand flashes directly on my
    Elans - or directly connected to the off shoe cord, and have connected
    several different studio units through a generic hotshoe to pc adaptor.
    Therefore I suspect the standards problem probably has to do with the Exacta
    flash not the Elan design. There could, however, be a problem with Your
    Elan - so take it to a store where they know you and ask to connect up a
    couple flashes for a test. If you have the same problems with a Vivitar 285
    or similar then the hot shoe probably is shorted out.
    Tony Spadaro, Nov 4, 2003
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    Bruce Graham Guest

    check the voltage from the flash. I suspect you may have damaged your
    Canon body as they can't withstand the 100V or so present on the flash
    contacts of some older flashes. Google for details.

    Bruce Graham
    Bruce Graham, Nov 5, 2003
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