Nikon working with Canon (Sonic and Mario Did it)

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  1. Idahophoto

    Idahophoto TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone, any of you use the Nikon SB-900 Flash with a Canon SLR ( Mainly EOS 50D) I love this flash and find the 580 EX2 just does not compete. Yeah, I know the Camera wont read it when placed on the hot shoe, but I always use them off camera and plan on grabbing some Pocket wizards. So from what I can tell it would be the PW telling the Nikon Flash to fire not the Canon Camera. Should work the other way around to.

    I have heard of people doing this with say the older SB-24 Flash so it should work here I would think, but the deference in PW for Canon and Nikon has made me wonder. I plan on going with the Mini TT1 and Flex TT5's. The Nikon version don't seem to be out yet looking at the website so that's a concern. Anyways thought maybe some of you might be able to give me some insight. I plan on getting a few 430 EX2's if I can't get the 900.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You shouldn't have any problem, if you are firing the flash in manual via a Pocket Wzard....but I don't think you will be able to use E-TTL via the TT Pocket Wizards.

    But you are right, the Nikon version isn't out yet...so I guess it's yet to be seen whether you would be able to interchange Canon & Nikon units.
     
  3. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    what about the nikon is better than the canon?

    (I don't have either flash)


    You should be ok as long as the flash supports the old X-sync on center pin and the trigger voltage is in check. Of course you'll either work in manual or have the flash meter on its own.
     

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