Canon 80D / Hensel Wireless Strobe System Help!

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Canon 80D / Hensel Wireless Strobe System Help!

My wife has a Canon D series Mark II camera that was new back in 2004 (I don't recall the if it was a 1d 2d, etc.) Regardless, she used that camera in conjunction with her Hensel wireless monolight kit.

The camera talked to the monolights via the Hensel Strobe Wizard Plus radio transmitter, which connected to the camera via the camera's hot shoe and the Wizard plus also has a sync cable that attached to the side of the camera.  However, the 80D does not seem to have a sync port anywhere...???  Seriously? Or are we missing something?

We never considered that a 15 year newer $1000 Canon camera wouldn't be able to connect to her strobe kit. (It was a Christmas present I got her, what can I say. I didn't research it very well, lol).

So how do we get the camera and her strobe kit to talk without having to rig some some optical flash sync garbage?

Is there some nifty built in thing in the 80D that magically syncs? Is there some sort of shoe adapter that has a sync connector we can purchase to connect the wizard transmitter to?

Any solutions would be appreciated.

Thanks In Advance.

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Mark B. Forum Pro • Posts: 26,249
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DPReviewLogin1 wrote:

Interesting screen name

My wife has a Canon D series Mark II camera that was new back in 2004 (I don't recall the if it was a 1d 2d, etc.) Regardless, she used that camera in conjunction with her Hensel wireless monolight kit.

The camera talked to the monolights via the Hensel Strobe Wizard Plus radio transmitter, which connected to the camera via the camera's hot shoe and the Wizard plus also has a sync cable that attached to the side of the camera. However, the 80D does not seem to have a sync port anywhere...??? Seriously? Or are we missing something?

We never considered that a 15 year newer $1000 Canon camera wouldn't be able to connect to her strobe kit. (It was a Christmas present I got her, what can I say. I didn't research it very well, lol).

Has nothing to do with 15 years newer or the cost. The 80D and 1D/5D II are not marketed at the same group of people. The 1D/5D series is a FF (or APS-H) pro body so Canon assumes a sync port is something portrait photographers would need. The 80D is a crop sensor body (assume you know how this will affect your effective field of view) aimed at enthusiasts & hobbyists, not necessarily pros that need all the same features.

So how do we get the camera and her strobe kit to talk without having to rig some some optical flash sync garbage?

Is there some nifty built in thing in the 80D that magically syncs? Is there some sort of shoe adapter that has a sync connector we can purchase to connect the wizard transmitter to?

Any solutions would be appreciated.

Thanks In Advance.

I'm guessing someone can chime in and tell you for sure, but my guess is you'll need a wireless transmitter to trigger the monolight. There's nothing built-in to the 80D to trigger it. The 80D built-in flash can be used to trigger certain Canon speedlights and 3rd party flash, but most likely not your monolight.

Mark

Johnw12
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I have an 80D and can use an old flash with an adapter. I got it here Amazon

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OP DPReviewLogin1 New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Canon 80D / Hensel Wireless Strobe System Help!

Excellent! Thanks so much!

I'm going to try it. But with that said, are you making a guess or do you know it will work?

Thanks again!

OP DPReviewLogin1 New Member • Posts: 4
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Thanks for the input. Like I said, should've investigated more lol.

(Screenname: Would've gone for DPReviewLogin, but that one was already taken, so had to add the 1 at the end ha! I have standard minimalist logins because its easier to figure out when I forgetĀ 

Johnw12
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I have used it and yes it does work. I used it with a Sunpak 522 unit and the 80D.

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Is it safe to attach such an old trigger to an 80D?

I remember attaching a old vivitar 283 to a 40d and it didn't go well. In short (pun intended), the camera fried due to the high voltage from the flash.

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Johnw12
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elfroggio wrote:

Is it safe to attach such an old trigger to an 80D?

I remember attaching a old vivitar 283 to a 40d and it didn't go well. In short (pun intended), the camera fried due to the high voltage from the flash.

It worked for me. I haven't used it for a while. I use a Yongnuo yn600ex 2 now.

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OP DPReviewLogin1 New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Canon 80D / Hensel Wireless Strobe System Help!

Thanks, she got the part in today just in time for her fall kids shoot and it worked just fine!

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