Question about on-camera flash comparability

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Re: Question about on-camera flash comparability
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NixonS wrote:

Hello everyone,

Say I buy a Yongnuo, Godox or any on-camera flash, can I trust that it'll work on any camera I have?

No, although it should fire (assuming you don't have an old Minolta that uses the iISO hotshoe).

But TTL/HSS/etc. communication is brand specific, and the flash's foot has to have pins that match the contacts on the camera hotshoe, AND speak the same electronic signal protocol.

If the flash only has a single pin (e.g., YN-560IV, or Godox  TT600), then it should fire on any ISO-compatible hotshoe, but it can't do TTL/HSS on-camera.

I currently own and use a Canon 5D (the original) and the 800D/T7i.

Then you need something that's Canon-specific. With Godox, for example, a TT685-C, not a TT685-N,-S, -F, or -O.

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