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cannon 1000D External flash

I have a cannon 1000D  and I want to use my external flash detached from the camera body. How do I do that?

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Re: cannon 1000D External flash

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John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: cannon 1000D External flash

Vello makes a nice cabel.  Search for "off camera flash cord".  I can't tell the difference in it and the very expensive Canon brand.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, even less and less other stuff.
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Re: cannon 1000D External flash

OCF Gear, Syl Arena's company, also makes TTL flash cords of varing lengths, for cheaper.  Good quality as far as I can tell, but I really only used mine a handful of times before going wireless..

 

You don't mention what type of flash you're using.  If it's a manual flash I'd highly recommend getting a Yongnuo RF-603 II system.  It's almost as cheap as a cord.  If you're using TTL you can look at the Yongnuo RF-622 for wireless, but they're about $70 a set.

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Re: cannon 1000D External flash

its a Sigma EF 610 DG ST flash 

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Re: cannon 1000D External flash

I would also prefer a wireless one ... One thats cheap since im not a proffesional
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Re: cannon 1000D External flash

It doesn't get any cheaper than the wireless options I mentioned above.  I use Yongnuo RF-602, RF-622, 560 III and the 560TX, and haven't had any issues with any of them.  They're as reliable as my flashes are.

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One word of caution, on third world flashes.  They seem to be hit and miss.  When they work, people brag on them but when they don't people cuss them.  Problem is, their quality control is lacking for the most part.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, even less and less other stuff.
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Re: cannon 1000D External flash

Thanks for the heads up. I've purchased a cheap one to start with. Once I know what i'm doing, Ill give the better quality ones a go.
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@candicecurzai wrote:
Thanks for the heads up. I've purchased a cheap one to start with. Once I know what i'm doing, Ill give the better quality ones a go.

There's no data that shows that the products made by reputable 3rd party manufacturers like Yongnuo and LumoPro are any less reliable than name brand.  It's all just a bunch of hearsay and stigma.  Any piece of equipment can fail, just make sure you always have backup.

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