Smallest flash for a 10D?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by jean, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. jean

    jean Guest

    What would be the smallest flash I could use on a Canon 10D? I don't care
    if it is made by Canon or not, as long as it is compatible.

    jean, Dec 6, 2004
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  2. The smallest is actually made by Canon - it is the Canon 220 EX.

    Below is a list off all flashes I know about that will work with the
    E-TTL system used in Canon's digital cameras (including the 10D):
    Model GN Notes
    1. Canon 220 EX (22) No tilt/swivel
    2. Canon 380 EX (33) No swivel (discontinued 2001)
    3 Sunpak PZ40X (40) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also power ratio.
    4. Promaster 7500DX (42) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also auto.
    5. Canon 420 EX (42) W/l slave.
    6. Metz 44 AF-4C (44) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also auto.
    7. Quantum Qflash T4d (49) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also power ratio.
    8. Sigma 500 DG Super (50) W/l master + slave. Rev. eng.
    9. Metz 54 MZ-4C (54) Rev. eng E-TTL. Also auto.
    10. Canon 550 EX (55) W/l master + slave
    11. Canon 580 EX (58) W/l master + slave
    Models are sorted by maximum guide number (in meters, for ISO 100).
    For technical details, see the manufacturers' specification sheets.

    Alternatively, for variable power output, you may buy a non E-TTL
    «auto» flashgun (like the Vivitar 283, GN 37). This will work fine
    on all Canon's digicams. You set up the camera in aperture priority
    mode, set the aperture you use on the flash, and let the flashgun
    control the exposure.
    Gisle Hannemyr, Dec 6, 2004
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    Ron Lacey Guest

    I have not had any luck using third party Canon dedicated or non
    dedicated flashes on either the D60 or 20D, the only way they would
    work is with a PC chord. I'd suggest getting the smallest Canon
    Speedlight, I think that would be the 200E.


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  4. jean

    Skip M Guest

    The Sunpak PZ40X AF TTL is the physically smallest flash I've found that is
    compatible with the Canon digitals, or so I am told by the local store, the
    guy I was talking to got one for his mom and her 10D. The thing is tiny,
    2.5"x3.6"x3.5" and 7.2 ounces, has a pretty powerful flash for its size, GN
    of 133 at 80mm, 5 power settings, bounce but not tilt, power zoom head that
    goes from 24mm-80mm. The biggest drawback is its 10 second recycle time
    with fresh alkalines, 8 secs with NiMH.
    Skip M, Dec 6, 2004
  5. Then you are misinformed. The Sunpak PZ40X measures 516 cubic
    centimeters and weigh 205 grams with batteries. The Canon 220EX
    is 374 cubic centimeters and weigh 159 grams. In detail, using
    metric measurements:

    o Sunpak PZ40X: 63 x 91 x 90 mm; 516 cm^3 - 205 grams - GN 40
    o Canon 220EX: 66 x 93 x 61 mm; 374 cm^3 - 159 grams - GN 22
    Or rather: bounce/tilt, but not swivel.
    It is a lot of flash in a tiny package, no doubt about that, but
    it is not the smallest or lightest.
    Gisle Hannemyr, Dec 7, 2004
  6. Having rarely shot film I though he was asking about CF cards. Phew.
    you know who maybe, Dec 7, 2004
  7. jean

    jean Guest

    The smallest CF card I ever had was a 2Mb which came with my very first
    digital camera, a Mitsubishi DJ1000.

    jean, Dec 8, 2004
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