10-28-2020 10:29 PM
I'm pretty new to flash photography, so I'm looking into speedlites, triggers and the like but I have so many questions with no articles to answer them.
Does anyone know what specific canon speedlites I can use on the SL3? (I'm looking at the 550EX and 580EXII), What trigger is compatible with the SL3? I would also like to know, if there is a trigger compatible, can I use canon speedlites such as the 550EX or 580EXII as a slave to it?
Also I've heard that even without the center pin, canon dedicated speedlites still work, does it still have full functionality? Can I use it in manual mode? If so, in that mode can I have a multiple canon speedlite setup (e.g. multiple 550s or 580s). In addition to that, can I have a canon master and 3rd party slaves? or does it not work like that?
I can't use 3rd party flashes on the camera, can I use them as slaves to a master canon speedlite? I know the Godox xPro-C (trigger) with newest firmware works in TTL mode but not in Manual so is there a trigger anyone knows of that can give me TTL AND Manual mode that can work with canon speedlites, 3rd party speedlites, or even both?
I think that's all the questions I have for now..
10-29-2020 09:37 AM
You need the Speediliters handbook by Syl Arena, but it is out of print.
You can use any E-TTL2 speedlite on your camera - all the recent ones.
The lack of center pin only prevents older center-pin only non-canon flashes from working. Like my old vivitar.
Any canon trigger will work, I don't know about any others.
Manual mode has nothing to do with the center pin with a canon flash.
I would stick with Canon.
10-29-2020 12:29 PM
Thanks!, Also with using the 550ex or any Canon Speedlite as a master, can I use the hot shoe connector cable in order to use the flash on a tripod but still as a master or does it have to be on the camera itself, I'm planning to use this flash in manual mode with optical slaves for a multi flash setup. I'm considering this as the Canon trigger is outside of my budget right now.
10-29-2020 12:42 PM
You can use the canon extension cable, it essentially just extends the hot shoe.
10-29-2020 12:54 PM
10-29-2020 03:02 PM
I wouldn't want to say, I only use the Canon one.
10-30-2020 10:27 AM
I looked around for the canon branded cable and it's crazy hard to find, I found one but it's not the length I need, if you know of anywhere to get the canon branded one please feel free to let me know.
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