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M100 trigger my Speedlite 270EX II Optically?

Can I trigger my 270EX II anyway with my M100?

Thanks in advance
Rav
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Re: M100 trigger my Speedlite 270EX II Optically?

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The M100 by itself can not operate as a "Master" to any Canon "Slave" flash.

 

 

 

 

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Re: M100 trigger my Speedlite 270EX II Optically?

You can get a cheapo transceiver pair to trigger your AI wirelessly (radio). The simplest radio pair from Yongnuo is about $30.

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Re: M100 trigger my Speedlite 270EX II Optically?

The EOS m100 has no hotshoe or has a Wireless radio transmitter to the best of my knowledge.. That’s why I was hoping to use built it flash to optically trigger external off shoe flash for occasions away from home
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Re: M100 trigger my Speedlite 270EX II Optically?

It seems there is no solution for the M100 unfortunately

https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-M100.aspx

"While the camera does feature a built-in pop-up flash, the pop-up flash does not have the ability to communicate with Canon Speedlite flashes"

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Re: M100 trigger my Speedlite 270EX II Optically?

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I didn't realize that the M100 had no hotshoe. It will be impossible to trigger your 270EX.

There are many 3rd party flash units with a built-in optical slave that CAN be triggered by the built-in flash of your M100.

The $80 Yongnuo 565EX III is one example.

Mike Sowsun
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Re: M100 trigger my Speedlite 270EX II Optically?

Thanks all, I was hoping the 270 had that feature to be “optically triggered”. Yongnuo it is, I won’t need it often but would be nice to pack a flash while travelling with the small cam.

Thanks again Rav
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