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Old Oct 17, 2003, 4:01 PM   #1
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Default Canon Hotshoe Adaptor--Does it Exist?

I plan on take a few lessons in portrait photography in the near future. I'll be using my 300D. Since it has no pc sync for studio flash, what do you recommend? Does Canon make dedicated Hotshoe adaptor for this camera?
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Old Oct 23, 2003, 8:48 PM   #2
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Yes Canon makes a hotshoe adapter, as well as a flash extension cord for off camera TTL flash ($60). The ST-E2 works well also for remote firing of flash units both 550Ex and 420EX. The only problem I have encountered is that the IR preflash sometimes causes by subjects to blink before the flash fires (seems to be a lag). Otherwise everything works.
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The Canon version is called a TTL Hot Shoe Adapter 3, you'll also need a Canon's Connecting Cord 60 or 300 (60cm/300cm) because of the special plug, and an 'adapter' from the cord to the regular studio flash... since the Canon's Connecting Cords are only designed to accept an OA-2 (Off-Camera Shoe Adapter 2)!

It is much more economical to get a generic brand or a Nikon AS-15 as suggested to you before:
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...511&highlight=

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Disabling E-TTL.

There are times when TTL metering may be more desirable than E-TTL. A common example is a studio setting where analogue optical slave units can be fooled by the E-TTL preflash. The 550EX, MR-14EX and MT-24EX let you disable E-TTL via a custom function, but they’re the only Canon Speedlites with this ability. All other EX flash units (220EX, 380EX, 420EX) will always operate in E-TTL mode when mounted to an E-TTL-capable camera, even if the camera is also capable of supporting TTL and even though they’ll work in TTL mode just fine on a type B camera.

One way around this is to buy Canon’s Hot Shoe Adapter for wired multiple-unit flash. This adapter works only in TTL mode, so putting an E-TTL flash unit onto an HSA will force it to work in TTL only. This is a pretty expensive approach, however. Another option is to tape over one of the data contacts in the hotshoe. Covering the lower left contact (the left contact out of the hotshoe’s group of four that’s closest to the back of the camera when looking at the camera from the top) will disable all E-TTL functionality. (though it’ll also disable second-curtain sync along with FP flash and FEL) For more details have a look at this article on EOSDoc.

Note that digital EOS cameras (D30, D60, 1D, 1Ds, 10D) will not fire the flash if the flash is in TTL mode. Digital EOS cameras work with E-TTL flash only and support neither TTL nor A-TTL.
... basically you're out of luck with the above Canon's brand recomendations. Either use the above generic hotshoe to PC sync adapter or get the Nikon AS-15!
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