canon d10 and sunpak 555

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Steven Laughmiller, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. I have a Canon D10 and a Sunpak 555 with the CAF1 connecting
    cord/module set up. When I put the Sunpak in TTL mode all I get with
    this combination is full power flashes and grossly overexposed images.
    If I set up the auto mode on the flash and the camera at manual,
    AV,TV, etc the images come out much better. After reading the manual
    (not much on non-Canon flash) I am at a loss to figure out what I am
    doing wrong. Does anyone have experience with these setups? I
    really need the help because the alternative is to break down and get
    a 550EX and I would like to use what I got. BTW, the Sunpak works
    great with my Rebel 2000. Any help or advice would be most welcome.
    Thanks.

    Steve
     
    Steven Laughmiller, Nov 1, 2003
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  2. Steven Laughmiller

    Lisa Horton Guest

    I don't think that the 555 supports E-TTL, and all canon DSLR's only
    support E-TTL. The Rebel 2K, like all (?) current Canon film SLR's,
    supports TTL as well as E-TTL.

    The 420EX would also work well with your 10D, so you're not just limited
    to the 550EX.

    Lisa

    Steven Laughmiller wrote:
    >
    > I have a Canon D10 and a Sunpak 555 with the CAF1 connecting
    > cord/module set up. When I put the Sunpak in TTL mode all I get with
    > this combination is full power flashes and grossly overexposed images.
    > If I set up the auto mode on the flash and the camera at manual,
    > AV,TV, etc the images come out much better. After reading the manual
    > (not much on non-Canon flash) I am at a loss to figure out what I am
    > doing wrong. Does anyone have experience with these setups? I
    > really need the help because the alternative is to break down and get
    > a 550EX and I would like to use what I got. BTW, the Sunpak works
    > great with my Rebel 2000. Any help or advice would be most welcome.
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Steve
     
    Lisa Horton, Nov 1, 2003
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