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Drizzt321

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EOS-M and flashes
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:29:00 AM »
So, I have a vintage hotshoe flash that I have for my 120 rangefinder & 35mm slr, however I was thinking since it's small and portable, I could also use it for my EOS-M. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the M will trigger the hotshoe flash trigger if it doesn't have a flash with TTL electronics to communicate with the camera. Or am I missing something? I verified it works with my 5D3 in the hotshoe, just not on the EOS-M.
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EOS-M and flashes
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Re: EOS-M and flashes
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 05:05:50 AM »
I just wouldn't.

And I would run it off a PC socket rather than a hotshoe elsewhere.

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Re: EOS-M and flashes
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 05:49:46 AM »
So, I have a vintage hotshoe flash that I have for my 120 rangefinder & 35mm slr, however I was thinking since it's small and portable, I could also use it for my EOS-M. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the M will trigger the hotshoe flash trigger if it doesn't have a flash with TTL electronics to communicate with the camera. Or am I missing something? I verified it works with my 5D3 in the hotshoe, just not on the EOS-M.

Not recommended. Many of these old flashes have high voltage that could even destroy your camera, see the information gathered here:
http://photonius.wikispaces.com/Flashes

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Re: EOS-M and flashes
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 06:39:33 AM »
Would it fire from a wireless manual trigger?
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Re: EOS-M and flashes
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 09:14:38 AM »
I'm pretty sure the Yongnuo 603c wireless triggers would fire any manual flash that is Canon compatible. You can get a pair direct from the Yongnuo online store for just 25 USD$.  They don't support TTL control. I use these triggers with my EOS-M.

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Re: EOS-M and flashes
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 12:38:32 PM »
So, I have a vintage hotshoe flash that I have for my 120 rangefinder & 35mm slr, however I was thinking since it's small and portable, I could also use it for my EOS-M. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the M will trigger the hotshoe flash trigger if it doesn't have a flash with TTL electronics to communicate with the camera. Or am I missing something? I verified it works with my 5D3 in the hotshoe, just not on the EOS-M.

Not recommended. Many of these old flashes have high voltage that could even destroy your camera, see the information gathered here:
http://photonius.wikispaces.com/Flashes

True, yes, this one isn't quite too high. It is higher than I'd trust to regularly use on my DSLR, however I don't need it for there.

I was hoping there was something I'd be missing with the M as to why it wasn't firing. I imagine I could pick up a small, cheap, 3rd party completely manual hotshoe that was new(ish) that'd work safely, but I guess if it doesn't talk TTL to an extent, it won't work on the EOS-M :(
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Re: EOS-M and flashes
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 12:38:32 PM »