Canon M6 Mark II, third party E-TTL flash compatibility

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Re: Canon M6 Mark II, third party E-TTL flash compatibility

rrc1967 wrote:

R2D2 wrote:

rrc1967 wrote:

R2D2 wrote:

rrc1967 wrote:

Dimi Koan wrote:

geru wrote:

Dimi Koan wrote:

I have Godox TT685C and it works great with EOS 200D / SL2. Now I'm planning to buy M6 Mark II. Will it work?

Yes....

Looks like uncertain answer.

In fact, I'm asking, because I know that in their recent APS-C DSLR Canon got rid of central contact on hot shoe. It looks like there is the central contact on M6 Mark II, but maybe they disabled the functionality some other way.

So, is there anybody here who tried a third party flash on this camera.

that's tin foil hat wearing at it's best. the center pin isn't necessary on an E-TTL flash.

Right. Except that I shoot with full manual flash power, and have the hotshoe's flash communication pins taped off in order to speed up flash response. Thus there's no pesky flash communication delay before flash firing. Plus I can shoot flash at a full 14 FPS! Very handy.

can't you just turn your flash off E-TTL and do the same?

No. (Slow) flash communication still occurs regardless of any flash settings (on the flash or through the camera's menu).

interesting. I guess the easiest way to do this would be with a hot shoe adapter so you don't gum up the actual camera's hotshoe.

I've done this with the M5 and M6ii for several years now.  No problems.  I use clear 3M Packaging tape.

the 350's are so small and lightweight I can actually travel with them. I've been tempted to get 2 more of them.

It's a very capable flash.  If it's on-camera I really like using Gary Fong's LightBlade with it (and the Nissin i40).

R2

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