Can I use this flash on my AE-1P?

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  1. Dweller

    Dweller Inconspicuous Supporter

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    I got a great(?) deal on a Sunpak MZ440AF-CA Flash "Auto focus for Canon"

    What I am wondering is if it will work as expected on my Canon AE-1 Program. Teh instructions are not really clear but seem to imply that it was designed to work with an autofocus camera and may determine output based on focus point... but thats a guess. Since my camera can't report focus distance to it will it just fire at full power all the time?

    Am I better off looking for an older flash that was designed with the AE-1 in mind?
     
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    Dweller Inconspicuous Supporter

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    this probably should have been posted in the equipment section. Sorry guys.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It should work, but I don't think the TTL metering will work. If that's the case, you would just have to use the flash in an auto, or manual mode...and match the settings on the camera & flash.

    I don't know what the trigger voltage was on those old AE-1 cameras...but my guess is that they are pretty tough.
     

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