Canon Flash on Bronica

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by khitrovg, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Dear PN,

    I need an advise. I am shooting a wedding this weekend and my
    vivtar 283 just died on me. I have tried my Canon 550EX and it
    seems to fire. Do you think I can use it in the manual mode?

    Any advice?

    Sincerely,
    Greg
     
  2. The only Canon I own is a 1969 TL/QL,so Im not an expert on them.However,can I assume the flash has an "auto" setting?This usually requires you set the film speed and the f stop,and the flashes' sensor controls the light.This is much the same as your Vivitar.In this mode almost any flash can work automatically,with any camera that it can sync to.
     
  3. You can indeed. I use my 550EX on my SQAi. I cannot mount it directly on the camera
    however since the outer pins have no ramp to slide up and lock against the side of
    the hotshoe on my speedgrip. I got around this by using a cord. I also experimented
    with a piece of plastic which only lets the central pin through.

    If you don't have a hotshoe then you will need a PC to hotshoe adaptor for the bottom
    of the flash.

    Whatever hotshoe you have ensure that only the central pin engages the central
    contact. It doesn't seem to be a problem with the hotshoe on my speedgrip.

    Hope that helps,

    Alistair
     
  4. Thank you all for your contributions

    Greg
     

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