AF assist lamp on 7D

Started Jun 3, 2008 | Discussions thread
tom Senior Member • Posts: 2,724
Cheap Minolta flash with AF assist lamp on 7D

I bought a used 2000xi (very small Minolta flash) from KEH for $19 to use as an AF assist light. When it is turned off but mounted in the flash shoe it uses its red light to AF. For those times when you don't want to mount a heavy flash like the 5600 its great.

Note that if you turn it on, the normal flash will flash at full power, so its not a replacement for flash photography on the 7D (also its so small that if you use it for people flash phototgraphy you can expect to get super red eye).

Tom

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