Digital Rebel and 420 Speedlite

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by JD, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. JD

    JD Guest

    ---Taken from the Rebel's manual----
    • When using an external Speedlite, use an EX-series Speedlite. The
    flash cannot be fired with an EZ-, E-, EG-, ML-, or TL-series
    Speedlite set in the TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Use the
    Speedlite's manual flash mode instead if provided.
    • When using an EX-series Speedlite, press the built-in flash back into the
    camera before mounting the external flash.
    • Use the built-in flash at least 1 m/3.3 ft away from the subject. Closer
    distances will have the flash partially obstructed.
    • When using the built-in flash, detach any hood attahed to the lens. A
    lens hood will partially obstruct the flash coverage.
    • When a super telephoto lens or fast, large-aperture lens is attached, the
    built-in flash coverage might be obstructed.
    • The built-in flash's coverage is effective with lens focal lengths as short
    as 18mm.
    JD, Oct 22, 2003
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    Ed E. Guest

    Does this mean that I cannot use my 420 speedlite with my digital rebel???

    The 420EX and 550EX are the only Speedlites that the Rebel can use in E-TTL
    mode. Many older models work, but only in full manual mode (no TTL

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    Ed E., Oct 22, 2003
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    dslr Guest

    And the 220EX, MR14-EX and MT24-EX, also the older 380EX.
    Basically any Canon gun with EX on the end will work fine. They are the
    only ones that do E-TTL, which is the only flash metering system that
    the Canon D-SLRs have.
    dslr, Oct 22, 2003
  4. JD

    JD Guest

    Well it was working fine, but now it won't.......I've changed the
    batteries, tried 420 EX on my Ti (works fine) and also tried another
    flash on the Rebel (and it works fine).

    JD, Oct 22, 2003
  5. The 380EX should also handle E-TTL in the Digital Rebel. It does in all the
    other film cameras.
    Robert A. Barr, Oct 22, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    When I can't figure something out on my Nikon equipment, I call Nikon and
    they talk me through it.
    Matt Clara, Oct 24, 2003
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