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I have an old Sony speedlite and a new Canon 7D
« on: December 02, 2012, 02:53:07 PM »
Ihave an old Sony Speedlite I dug out of a camera bag I've had stores for over a decade.

It's a Sony HVL-F32X  Nothing fancy by todays standards.
I purchased a Canon 7D and am still learning about it.
My shooting camera when I had my studio was a Nikon F4 .
That tells you how long I've been away from the art.  Talk about a new learning curve.
I am wondering if the old speedlite will work until I can get one designed for the Canon 7D

I also have a Nikon Speedlight SB-28DX 
Any idea where I can go to look up compatability?

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I have an old Sony speedlite and a new Canon 7D
« on: December 02, 2012, 02:53:07 PM »

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Re: I have an old Sony speedlite and a new Canon 7D
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 05:20:27 PM »
Sony and Minolta are compatible, Nikon and Fuji are compatible and Canon have a different fit all together

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Re: I have an old Sony speedlite and a new Canon 7D
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 05:53:59 PM »
Old flashes, or other model flashes might work in manual mode, but they are not going to integrate with Canon's flash system.  You spent a lot of $$ on the 7D, why not get a compatable flash.
Even a low cost one like this refurbished one for $135 can be controlled by your 7D as a off camera flash.
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_10051_310916_-1

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Re: I have an old Sony speedlite and a new Canon 7D
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 05:59:50 PM »
Ihave an old Sony Speedlite I dug out of a camera bag I've had stores for over a decade.

If it works then only in manual mode (just like older Canon speedlites from the pre-digital eta which only do a-ttl) - so forget it, I tried, it's not worth the hassle. There are no ends of used and 3rd party e-ttl flashes around.

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Re: I have an old Sony speedlite and a new Canon 7D
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 08:55:59 AM »
compatible yes ... if using in manual mode and connected via syncro cable and flash peanuts to trigger multiple units not a problem....
light is light.
but if you want TTL compatability... no no no not worth the thought or hassle.

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Re: I have an old Sony speedlite and a new Canon 7D
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 08:55:59 AM »