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Can 420 EZ be used with T1i and higher using wireless triggers ?

viv
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Well the title in itself is complete.

I have an old 420 EZ lying with me, is it possible to use it with T1i and higher using wireless triggers lke Youngnu ?

 

Thanks

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diverhank
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@viv wrote:

Well the title in itself is complete.

I have an old 420 EZ lying with me, is it possible to use it with T1i and higher using wireless triggers lke Youngnu ?

 

Thanks


There is not enough data to give you a definite answer (regarding the triggers).  The bottom line is that your camera only supports the EX series of flash.  If you put any other flashes on the hot shoe...the best is that the flash fires but it would probably fires at full power.  It may not fire at all, on the other hand.

 

With some sort of triggers...then it depends on the triggers.  I think that it will most likely work but only in manual flash mode only - no ETTL or second curtain, High Speed Sync, etc.

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Waddizzle
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@viv wrote:

Well the title in itself is complete.

I have an old 420 EZ lying with me, is it possible to use it with T1i and higher using wireless triggers lke Youngnu ?

 

Thanks


I dunno. 

 

The Canon flash can be used the Canon T1i.  You should ask third party manufacturers which Canon gear that their flash devices can work with it.

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diverhank
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@viv wrote:

Well the title in itself is complete.

I have an old 420 EZ lying with me, is it possible to use it with T1i and higher using wireless triggers lke Youngnu ?

 

Thanks


There is not enough data to give you a definite answer (regarding the triggers).  The bottom line is that your camera only supports the EX series of flash.  If you put any other flashes on the hot shoe...the best is that the flash fires but it would probably fires at full power.  It may not fire at all, on the other hand.

 

With some sort of triggers...then it depends on the triggers.  I think that it will most likely work but only in manual flash mode only - no ETTL or second curtain, High Speed Sync, etc.

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The manual for my T6S says that you can use an EZ flash, but as you said, full power only.

Got it.. Thanks

Richard
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Hi Viv,

 

Thank you for posting.

 

Diverhank and Kvbarkley are correct. Canon "EZ" series flash units, designed for earlier Canon film cameras, should work with your EOS Rebel T1i, but will only fire at full power. They will not communicate with your camera.

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Richard wrote:

Hi Viv,

 

Thank you for posting.

 

Diverhank and Kvbarkley are correct. Canon "EZ" series flash units, designed for earlier Canon film cameras, should work with your EOS Rebel T1i, but will only fire at full power. They will not communicate with your camera.


I agree that they will not communicate with your camera. But is it really true that they will fire only at full power? I know nothing about the EZ series. But many electronic flash units, even some fairly early ones, have had a mode that enabled them to decide on their own how much light was needed. You told the unit the aperture value in use and the ISO rating of the film, and it would read the scene and adjust the intensity and/or duration of the flash accordingly. It wasn't as sophisticated as the various TTL algorithms, obviously, but it did work passably well. Did the EZ series have something like that?

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