04-30-2018 01:08 PM
sorry to just pop in like this, but there really isn't the information out there to answer this.
I'd really like to start using my film camera again, but I don't have a flash other than the newer Speedlites.
The connections seem the same but I'm not sure if/how they will work together.
Has anyone tried this ?
04-30-2018 04:07 PM
Thanks for your reply.
The manual says "Flash AE (A-TTL with the built in flash or A-TTL or TTL program flash AE with a Speedlite )"
Check the manual, but I'm pretty sure that the 580EX II does have a TTL mode, so it should work. Just don't inadvertently leave it set to E-TTL mode.
And don't forget to change it back to E-TTL when you want to use it with your digital cameras again.
04-30-2018 04:29 PM
Thanks for your answer.
I have also looked at the 580EX II manual. It says the Speedlite will work with all Type A cameras ( E-TTL II & E-TTL )
It will also work with Type B cameras ( TTL only ).
I'm fairly sure my EOS 500 is a Type B camera. So it look like it will work but in a limited way.
There's a long list of features it can't do with Type B cameras so I won't bore you here.
I guess it's time to connect the 2 bits of kit and see what happens.
I will report back here with the results eventually, just in case you're interested. But since it's film it might take a while.
Thanks for all the help.