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Old Oct 18, 2010, 1:31 PM   #1
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Does the T2I have wireless control for the Cannon Speedlights? I would like to move up to a DSLR from my Cannon SX10SI. The T2I is one of the units I am considering. I would like to have wireless flash control in the camera I buy.
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 1:37 PM   #2
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No, you need to move up to the 60D for wireless control, or get a master and slave flash.
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 2:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the rely Shoturtle.
I do have a Cannon 270EX Speedlight. That I use on my SX10IS I know that is not a wireless flash. (I had to have bounce ability) Straight on flash usually sucks. If I used that on the T2I how would I set up a slave? I know there are optical slaves, but how does one set up the correct exposure? The slave does not feed back to the camera.
The 60D is tempting it has a tilt screen, which I find useful at times on my camera. It also has a penta prism viewfinder. I wonder how these viewfinders compare to the one on my old Olympus OM1?
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 2:22 PM   #4
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the optical slave just triggers off the built in flash. Not ttl or anything. They are pretty inexpensive but needs to see the flash of the camera to fire.
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I believe the 7d also has the ability to control flashes off-camera.
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Yes the 7D was the first canon to have it.
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http://cdn.sellpoint.net/canon/EOS_7D-15_Flash.html
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I think I will be buying the 60D, so this is good to know. Thanks, TommyK, for posting.

Is there something like the Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 that has the ST-E2's powerful AF assist beam, but does not have remote flash control (perhaps less expensive and/or smaller)? I was thinking of buying the ST-E2, partly for remote flash control -- and partly for the AF assist beam, which I understand is useful even if you don't use flash. Based on the posts below, I am now thinking I could just use the 60D's internal flash control and get an AF-assist beam without remote-flash control... if one exists... ?!?

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I dont believe there is, normally if you are so low in light that you are having issues focusing you need a flash anyhow.
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I dont believe there is, normally if you are so low in light that you are having issues focusing you need a flash anyhow.
Thanks. Makes sense.
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