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

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Dimi Koan
Dimi Koan Junior Member • Posts: 26
Canon M6 Mark II, third party E-TTL flash compatibility

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

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geru Senior Member • Posts: 1,116
Re: Canon M6 Mark II, third party E-TTL flash compatibility

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....

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

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.

geru Senior Member • Posts: 1,116
Re: Canon M6 Mark II, third party E-TTL flash compatibility

FDimi 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.

There is nothing uncertain about my 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.

The MK II has the same hot shoe and same pin setting as M50, 80D, 90D etc,etc. The camera you refer to is the newly released 250D/sl2 which had the center pin removed that is not the case on the M6 MKII.

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

Are you interested in the Godox or another Speedlight brand? That is an entirely different question

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Dimi Koan
OP Dimi Koan Junior Member • Posts: 26
Re: Canon M6 Mark II, third party E-TTL flash compatibility

Thanks for the answers!

geru wrote:

There is nothing uncertain about my answer.

Well, you answer was "Yes..." with ellipsis. To me it looked like sort of hesitation.

The MK II has the same hot shoe and same pin setting as M50, 80D, 90D etc,etc. The camera you refer to is the newly released 250D/sl2 which had the center pin removed that is not the case on the M6 MKII

Perhaps Canon could break the functionality without removing the central contact

Are you interested in the Godox or another Speedlight brand? That is an entirely different question

I have a Godox flash, so I'm interested in this mainly. But, if Godox doesn't work but some other does, I'd like to know this too, because I wouldn't want to buy an expensive Canon flash anyway.

rrc1967 Senior Member • Posts: 1,853
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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.

Godox flash works with the M6 Mark II. I have the smaller tt350c and it works just fine.

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

Thank you!

R2D2 Forum Pro • Posts: 22,155
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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. 

Godox flash works with the M6 Mark II. I have the smaller tt350c and it works just fine.

+1 I have the Adorama Flashpoint Zoom Mini (Godox tt350c) and it works perfectly (with communication or without).  Likewise my Nissin i40.  These two flashes balance very well on the M6ii.  All of my Canon flashes have full functionality too.

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rrc1967 Senior Member • Posts: 1,853
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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?

Godox flash works with the M6 Mark II. I have the smaller tt350c and it works just fine.

+1 I have the Adorama Flashpoint Zoom Mini (Godox tt350c) and it works perfectly (with communication or without). Likewise my Nissin i40. These two flashes balance very well on the M6ii. All of my Canon flashes have full functionality too.

R2

the tt350c's are so tiny too.

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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).

Godox flash works with the M6 Mark II. I have the smaller tt350c and it works just fine.

+1 I have the Adorama Flashpoint Zoom Mini (Godox tt350c) and it works perfectly (with communication or without). Likewise my Nissin i40. These two flashes balance very well on the M6ii. All of my Canon flashes have full functionality too.

R2

the tt350c's are so tiny too.

Yes indeed, that was one of the "two" that I referenced. The Flashpoint Zoom Mini is an Adorama branded Godox tt350c. It's a little lighter than the Nissin, but the Nissin has 4 AA batts (with its own advantages).

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

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.

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

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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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Yongnuo yn-600II works as well as yn-e3-rt on m6m2.

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