Compatibility: Canon EOS Digital Rebel and Sigma EF 500 ST flash?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by M Wells, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. M Wells

    M Wells Guest

    Hi All,

    I just recently purchased one of the new Canon EOS Digital Rebel
    cameras and already owned a Sigma EF-500 ST flash. I can't seem to get
    the flash to work on the camera. It fires a test flash fine when you
    press the button on the flash, but it doesn't fire when in TTL mode
    when mounted on the camera.

    So, I'm wondering if this is a compantibility issue, or if something
    about these particular units isn't working correctly?

    Many thanks in advance!

    Much warmth,

    Building a thoughtful planet,
    One snide comment at a time.
    M Wells, Oct 12, 2003
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  2. You need a flash that is ETTL (Canon EX series or Metz 54 MZ3) and not
    TTL... you may find that it will work in manual if your lucky.
    AU Digital Photo Of The Day, Oct 12, 2003
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  3. M Wells

    Baz Guest

    Baz, Oct 12, 2003
  4. M Wells

    Scott Howard Guest

    That's because the camera doesn't support TTL, only ETTL.

    Search (Google, Goggle Groups, dpreview, etc) for "10D TTL" or "D30 TTL"
    and you'll find all the info you need...

    Ohh.. and anyone want to buy a SunPak AF4000 flash?

    Scott Howard, Oct 12, 2003
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