FL-36 Compatible

finitefilm

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Here's a newbie question. Just wanted to know if you could use any speedlite with any digital SLR. The speedlite that I got in my kit is very generic and doesn't seem to respond. I have an Olympus FL-36 also, but am not sure if I can use it with my Rebel XTI. Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

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In short, No it wont work, You will need a canon dedicated flash. The are other brands that support canon TTL other than canon, just click the B&H link on the top right of this page and search for "Canon TTL"

You can however use it off camera with a sync cable or radio trigger in a strobist type setup.
 

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If your flash has a single pin on the bottom of the hotshoe it will work. You just need to make sure the voltage is compatible with your camera. Someone posted a link to a site that would tell you if it was tht link might help here. If you have multiple pins on the bottom of the flash onless you know it is a dedicated to Canon I would stop uing it right away as you may cause damage to your camera.
 
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Hey you saved me some time and quite possibly the life of my camera! Thanks again for the responses.


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