Canon speed light on EP1

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by chefkenny, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. chefkenny

    chefkenny Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 10, 2010
    Florida
    Just want to tell you who has Canon 550EX or 580EX that the speedlights can be attached to the EP1 without any modification in manual mode, wireless flash also works :)
    Was thinking to sell off some of my 550EX ( I got 4 ) and now I am saving them :)
     
  2. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    CK......you are shooting these in manual mode, I assume. What do you mean wireless works as well? Are you slaving off of the 580EX?

    I have a bunch of Canon flashes and never thought to try them. :redface:
     
  3. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Yep it works... looks stupid ;) but works fine.... I have been shooting mostly in home studio with a pair or 580-IIs and Pocketwizard...

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  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    I have been triggering two 580EXIIs with an ST-E2 controller from my E-P1 (in manual mode) for a while now, with good results. I do tape the extra contract terminals on the ST-E2, however. Would you say I can stop using the tape without damaging the camera or the controller?

    Regards,

    Antonio
     
  5. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    WOW....ST-E2??? I have that baby....never even CONSIDERED using it for my :43: cameras.

    What/how do you tape contacts?

    R
     
  6. chefkenny

    chefkenny Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 10, 2010
    Florida
    Yep, don't need to tape the extra contact and thats what I did :)
    Was search on line to see what those contacts spec. but I just try it without tapping them and they all work out good.
    I try all 5 of mines :) 4x 550ex and 1 580ex.
     
  7. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    BOTH you guys are DOUBLY awesome.. :2thumbs: :2thumbs:

    I know wireless is the way to go (according to the pro's), but I never had problems with my ST-E2. I am digging that baby out of my bag today. :yahoo:

    R