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Can the ML-3 ring flash and the 300tl speedlite be used on the EOS 7d?

jtmm8026
Apprentice

I have a canon ml-3 right light and a 300tl speedlite that I use on my canon t90. I'm going to purchase a Canon EOS 7D DSLR. Can i use teh ML-3 and the 300TL on the EOS 7D?

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cicopo
Elite

I used a ML-3 for quite a while with my 20D and I also used 2 different Vivitar flash units (and their dedicated modules made for use with my A-1's) so I see no problem EXCEPT your camera won't control the light output. You simply need to shoot in Manual and adjust as necessary.

"A skill is developed through constant practice with a passion to improve, not bought."

Yes, the ML-3 and 300TL are both film era TTL (through the lens) Auto Flash, and will always fire at FULL power when used on a DSLR. 

 

This is because TTL flashes read the exposure off the film plane inside the camera. Since Digital SLR's have no film plane, there is no way for the flash to meter the power.  

 

The 300TL also has a manual mode with High (full power) and LO (1/4 power) settings.  

Mike Sowsun

I want to thank all of you for the quick response. It's very much appreciated.

 

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