Flashgun with a Canon DSLR

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Dolph, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Dolph

    Dolph Guest

    I'm using a Canon Rebel and am new to digital cameras.

    I have a perfectly fine Sunpak Auto 511 flashgun which I used successfully
    with both my Olympus SLR and a number of lenses on my 4x5. Can this
    flashgun be used with my Canon or must I get a gun specifically for this
    Dolph, Jul 31, 2005
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  2. 1: Your Rebel may not like trigger voltages above 6V. To make sure
    you don't damage the camera, measure the voltage between the pins
    of the flash when fully charged /before/ you try putting it in the
    hotshoe - or get a Wein SafeSync thingy or a slave trigger unit.

    2. There is no need for a dedicated flash. Some may argue that you
    need a dedicated flash for E-TTL (which is true) - but I believe
    that auto gives just as reliable flash exposures as Canon's E-TTL

    I discuss the use of auto flashes on Canon DSLRs at the bottom
    of this webpage: http://folk.uio.no/gisle/photo/flash.html .
    Gisle Hannemyr, Aug 1, 2005
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  3. Dolph

    Dolph Guest

    Thank you very much. I went to your web page; it is very helpful and I'll
    have to take the time to study it further.

    Dolph, Aug 1, 2005
  4. Dolph

    Dolph Guest

    I just tried again to open that web page but was denied access!! Can you
    help please?

    Dolph, Aug 1, 2005
  5. You got a 401 return code - or was it another error?

    401, I can't explain. There is no access restrictions on that page.
    If you got another error code, the server hiccupped.

    Anyway - it appears to be working now. Plaese try again.
    Gisle Hannemyr, Aug 2, 2005
  6. Dolph

    Dolph Guest

    Working fine now. Thank you.
    Dolph, Aug 2, 2005
  7. Dolph

    wilt Guest

    Your owner's manual should be able to tell you if your camera is
    limited to a certain maximum trigger voltage. My 20D manual does.
    wilt, Aug 4, 2005
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