Will this flash work?

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  1. KaraM

    KaraM TPF Noob!

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    I've gone through my old kit and found a Canon Speedlite 199A. Will this work as a "slave" flash if used with something like a Pocket Wizard?
     
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    As long as you can trigger it, yes, it should work if you set it up right if it has the proper capability to do what you need. But I know little to nothing about the operation of that flash. I am referring to whether or not you can safely use that model flash with any DSLR.

    There is a website that shows what flashes ARE and ARE NOT safe to use on the hot shoe of a DSLR (because of the trigger voltage).

    According to that website the Canon Speedlight 199A IS CONSIDERED to be safe for use ON a DSLR, so your flash can be used either on or off-camera.

    Maybe you can find operating instructions, or a review of the flash somewhere online.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, it should work as a remote flash.
    I don't recall the details of that flash...but I don't think that it has manual controls. Meaning that when it's not connected to a compatible camera, it will fire at full power every time. That's OK, at least it's consistent, but it's not as versatile as a flash that has manually adjustable power.
     
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    Also, some flashes may go to sleep after a set time when mounted on a remote trigger. I had a 420EZ that do that. And the only way to bring it back up is power cycle the flash.
     

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