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EOS 250D Studio Lights Controlled via Hotshoe

zoethomson
Contributor

Will my canon 250D work with studio lights, my old camera which is a 4000D didn’t work because of a missing contact in the hotshoe. The hotshoes on the cameras look the same so i’m not sure if this camera will work or not. If it doesn’t is there anything i can do?

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Hi zoethomson The Rebel SL3/ EOS 250D will not work with your studio lights. The camera lacks the center contact on the hot shoe. The only flash units you can use are Canon's speedlites.

-Demetrius

EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM

EOS 40D & 5D Mark IV

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT

Thank you! Do you know if there is any other cameras that don’t have the centre contact, just so I can avoid buying another one that doesn’t work 🙂

The Rebel T7i/ EOS 2000D, Rebel SL3/ EOS 250D, Rebel T7/ EOS 800D, Rebel T100/ 3000D/4000D. The Rebel T8i/ EOS 850D DOES include the center contact.

-Demetrius

EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM

EOS 40D & 5D Mark IV

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT

great, thank you

What specific features do you need in the camera a mid range camera may better suit your needs. When it comes to strobes or external flash units an entry level camera you may be quite limited. I would look into a mid range body ie EOS 90D.

-Demetrius

EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM

EOS 40D & 5D Mark IV

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT

JojoFlash
Apprentice

Actually, a Godox V860 series with TTL has version made for Canon SL3. Also a TTL flash extender/repeater will work…. With high performance features— so you’re not stuck with Speedlite as your only option.

great, thanks for getting back to me!

I would verify compatibility just because a 3rd party item says it "compatible". Doesn't necessary mean it will be 100% compatible especially with different cameras. Or even the same camera with older or newer firmware installed on them.

-Demetrius

EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM

EOS 40D & 5D Mark IV

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT

will do, thanks for all your help 🙂

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