WorldspotterPL
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550EX On 10D, Possible?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:59 am

hi guys. i use a 10D and try to use a second hand bought 550EX flash on it. it does not seem to work perfectly thought. i have to admit that this is the first flash i have ever worked with so i dont have much experience, so i cant compare my perhaps broken 550 with a working one. the problem is: i only get the green light which indicates that the flash is ready to go in green normal mode and in those below (portrait, landscape etc.) in those, the flash works fine as far as i can say that. in these modes though, you cant do much with shutter speed ect. in TV, AV or M, i simply dont get the green light.its like the 10d doesnt know theres a flash on the cam. i dont know whether i am too dumb to make it work (i hope) or if it is broken. ive just been to a cam shop and that guy said that the 10d was far too new for an old flash like the 550 and so only some of its functions could be used or there are some issues in the combination 10d and 550ex. however, before buying the thing, i talked to people about my plans that (i think i remember correctly) also owned both 10d and 550ex.

any comments? thanks in advance. (when doing the search, i found people talking about 550ex on the 20d, which is even newer. so i cant imagine my good old 10D being too modern  Smile)

Paul
 
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RE: 550EX On 10D, Possible?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:17 am

I use a 550EX on a 10D... You can use it on any EOS camera, only some E-TTL functions only work on recent EOS models. It should be mentioned in the manual.

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RE: 550EX On 10D, Possible?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:20 am

i dont have the manual, i bought it second hand without manual...so when you used it, was it working in TV and AV mode?
 
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RE: 550EX On 10D, Possible?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:32 am

"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
 
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RE: 550EX On 10D, Possible?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:44 am

thanks! doesn't solve the problem though. i do all as it says but then it simply doenst work at the point where i have to switch the camera to TV mode....
 
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RE: 550EX On 10D, Possible?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:15 am

ok - rather embarrising. i just switched the batteries and now it all works Big grin doesnt seem logical to me, why does it still fire in some modes but not in others when out of battery? well anyway. thanks.
 
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RE: 550EX On 10D, Possible?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:15 pm

Lol, glad you got it sorted Paul!

Im still using my 3 550's and they all seem to work great still. Use them on my 10D, 1d and 400D and they all work with all functions on them all it seems.

Talk to you on msn soon.

Chris
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