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Old November 13th, 2005, 05:12 AM
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Philips P36 flash on a Canon 300d


We have a Canon 300d and a Canon 350d. We also have a Philips P36 Computer TLS flash. However, trying to get them to communicate is proving a challenge that we are obviously not up to. When mounted on the hotshoe it flashes well enough, but the Canon does not recognise that it is there and so still meters as if there is no flash.

The mounting on the flash only has one pin and so I don't expect that it is acting as a dedicated flash.

How can we get the two to work in harmony? We don't have a manual (so anyone was able to send us a digital copy we would be most grateful).

Is it a purely manual flash?


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Old November 13th, 2005, 07:52 AM
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That flash is not designed for autofocus cameras. Use only a flash compatible with E-TTL (300D & 350D) or E-TTL II (350D only)
Do not try to use it on your cameras, the trigger voltage on older flashes may be too high and cause damage to your camera, and that won't be covered under warranty.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 11:22 AM
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Thanks for that. I had a feeling that it might be incompatible, but not THAT incompatible.

Such is life I guess.

Thanks for the info.

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