Yes, it will work, or at least, it’s worked in the case I’ve tried (canon flash on a nikon body). You’re right that the specific TTL metering and the like doesn’t work, but the flash definitely triggers..
What is Nikon TTL flash?
The best part is that Nikon Speedlights are really easy to use, with a full automatic mode, called i-TTL, or Intelligent-Through-The-Lens metering. This means that the camera and flash will communicate with each other and figure out the best exposure that will balance both the subject and the ambient light.
How do I know if a flash is compatible with my camera?
When in doubt, buy from a reputable retailer such as bhphotovideo.com or Adorama.com which are the two largest camera stores in the US. On their websites, they will clearly indicate which brand of camera the flash is compatible with.
What is the difference between manual and TTL flash?
Using TTL automatically adjusts the flash output for you as the distance between you and the camera changes. Manual flash is best in scenarios where you want the most control over the light source. It’s also useful if the distance between the subject and the flash doesn’t change rapidly.
Do I need a TTL flash?
So when someone asks if they should use TTL or manual flash, the answer isn’t so simple. It depends on the situation and how they are shooting. Although manual flash can work for any situation, TTL has the ability to save you a lot of time and headache when used correctly.
Can you use TTL in manual mode?
You can use TTL in any camera mode. Automatic, aperture priority, shutter priority, scene modes. Can also be operated in manual mode.
What does a speedlight flash do?
A speedlight (or speedlite) is a type of compact camera flash. It produces a powerful burst of light to illuminate your subject. Canon calls their camera flash speedlite, while Nikon calls theirs Speedlight. But in essence, both these names refer to the same type of equipment.
What is the difference between TTL and Ettl?
The TTL flash then produces a flash that corresponds to the reading. The ETTL is much more advanced than the TTL. Instead of obtaining the reading from the camera exposure meter, the ETTL fires a pre-flash to obtain exposure from the subject.
What does TTL mean in camera flash? TTL means Through The Lens metering. When you focus your camera with that half push of the shutter, your camera is not only focusing, but its taking a reading (metering) of the scene. It is taking a measurement of how much ambient light is being returned Through The Lens to the sensor.
Do all flashes work on all cameras?
A little secret: Nearly all flashes made to work with digital cameras will work in manual mode with any camera, no matter which camera brand. Learn more about making a mix-and-match FrankenFlash! Flash sync: Every camera has flash sync speed, usually in the 1/250-1/60 second range.
What is HSS and TTL?
Using the TTL setting gives you a convenient set it and forget it way of shooting, but there are some limitations including the maximum sync speed. HSS, on the other hand, lets you use your flash at far higher shutter speeds, but with some tradeoffs.
How do I choose the right flash?
A flash guide number simply states how far the light will reach on optimal camera settings. A flash with a 120′ guide number is more powerful than a flash with a 60′ guide number. The flash with the higher guide number will be able to light subjects that are farther away from the flash.
Do I need trigger for flash?
All you need to fire a flash off camera is (1) a speedlight flash, (2) a trigger/receiver to wirelessly fire the flash, and (3) your camera. If you’re note sure what a speedlight flash is, you should read this handy FAQ on flash photography, where I explain some common terms in flash photography.
Can you use HSS with on camera flash?
However, an external flash with HSS allows up to the maximum shutter speed of the camera to be used if needed. IMPORTANT: HSS cannot be used if the flash is set at an upward angle, such as when using it as a bounce flash. Make sure the flash is facing forward when mounted on the camera to use the HSS feature.
Which Nikon cameras have high speed sync? Using high speed sync mode with your Nikon DSLR (D7000 series and above) and Nikon Speedlight (SB-500 and up) allows you to synchronize the flash to shutter speeds all the way up to the highest speed the camera is capable of.
Do you need HSS? HSS is pretty much indispensable if you can’t kill the ambient and need to freeze fast action. If you just want thin DoF in brighter ambient, then ND filters can work and will save you a bit of flash power. So, it depends. Most of my shoots will be indoors making controlling the light easier to keep a slower shutter.
Are flashes for cameras Universal?
Every brand of DSLR will use the same pattern of contacts on their hotshoes. This makes it very easy to tell if a 3rd-party flash is compatible with it or not. Just as long as the pattern of contacts are the same on the flash and hotshoe, the flash is compatible with the camera.
How do you do flash photography?
What is the difference between a flash and a speedlight?
The benefits of an external on-camera flash far outweigh those provided by a built-in camera flash, while the only drawback is having to carry an additional piece of equipment. The term on-camera flash, or speedlight, simply refers to a type of strobe light (flash) that can connect directly to your camera.
How do I choose an external flash for my camera?
Can I use a Pentax flash on a Nikon?
All pentax digital era flashes should be fine.
How do you use flash for portraits?
How do I choose an external flash?
Choose one that best suits your intended purpose. The external flashes in the market vary in size, weight and price. A basic rule of thumb is that those that are larger in size and higher in price will have a larger guide number (GN) (see FAQ #2) as well as a wider variety of features.
What are the different flash modes? Typical Camera Flash Modes
- Auto Flash Mode.
- Flash On with Red Eye Reduction Mode.
- Flash Off Mode.
- Fill-in Flash Mode.
- Slow Shutter Flash Mode.
- Slow Shutter Flash Mode.
- High-Speed Sync Flash Mode.
- Flash Exposure Compensation.