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Digital Photography Equipment => Lighting, Flashes, Strobes and Studio Gear => Topic started by: dcap on August 23, 2005, 08:37:44 PM
Does anyone use either of the macro flashes (on 7D or other Min), the 1200 or 2400
what do you think?
the 2400 was an excellent flash...... but i never used it on anything other then my Dynax 5 film camera.
It was so versatile and great for macro, especially bugs :D
I Have a Vivitar 6000 AFM ring flash but it is only ttl and so I haven’t tried it on my d7 yet.
I have the (old) 1200AF ring flash and it works okay on the 7D in manual mode--which is okay for some apps, but not all. I thought it was supposed to work automatically on the 7D in P, A and S modes--but does not--unless someone can tell me otherwise.
For controlled shooting, where you have time to do some quick tests the manual exposure works just fine. I just tried it in my office on some fishing flies. Nice images.
Dose it have the old shoe or the new i.e do you need an adaptor to use it.
My 1200 e flash is all original..from about 1993 or so. I've purchased nothing new for it. I am embarrassed to tell you this.... I used the unit for a few people pix on Sat and it seemed to work fine--it was at a wedding reception and possibly I was not paying attention to the feedback screen in the viewfinder. Maybe it was just "set right." Got some nice images.
When asked the question last night, I put the unit on the 7D and it would only work in manual. I will look into this. The 7D owners' manual says the 7D and 1200 flash are fully compatible. Mine is about 12 years old so I may have an older model that does not work on auto. It is a TTL systems so I wonder how it could work as so is my 5200i that does not work on auto...only manually.
This is the flash here...
i was looking at getting one but all the ones in my price range are only with the old x contact shoe.
Perhaps read this...
He wrote, "Although stated the 1200 AF controller did not work with the Dynax 7D. I had to buy a MFC1000 controller (300 Euro) ... "
I have written to him to inquire. I assume my old controller will not work. However, the manual flash images are good BUT that only works if you have the time to make adjustments.
ive been using 2 flashes over a tc1000 and it works well for my macro stuff
Ed from Holland just replied to my question...he had the old controller on his ring flash and the flash would only work in manual. He purchased the new controller (MFC1000 )for his old 1200 flash and it works fine now.