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    Canon T1i + Speedlite 188A = ?



    Hi all, since I recently went digital from my old AE-1P, I have left over an old manual speedlite 188A. I was wondering if there was any way to make this work with my T1i even if I have to manually set everything on the speedlite itself.


    Thanks!


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    Film..... Canon EOS 650 | Canon EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 | Canon SpeedLite 430EX II

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    Re: Canon T1i + Speedlite 188A = ?


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    Hmm, I might check that out, but for that price I might just wait and get a new flash. Are there any good ones out there (other than Canon
    Digital.. Canon EOS 40D | Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM | Canon EF 35mm f/1.4​L​ USM | Canon SpeedLite 580EX II
    Film..... Canon EOS 650 | Canon EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 | Canon SpeedLite 430EX II

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    I might also just decide to pick up Canon's 50mm f/1.4 USM or 28mm f/1.8 USM at some point to aid with low light action stopping shooting, but I'll have to think about that..
    Digital.. Canon EOS 40D | Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM | Canon EF 35mm f/1.4​L​ USM | Canon SpeedLite 580EX II
    Film..... Canon EOS 650 | Canon EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 | Canon SpeedLite 430EX II

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    If the flash mounts on the hotshoe, it should fire and you can use it. I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter
    If the flash mounts on the hotshoe, it should fire and you can use it.

    Do you mean in general, or in the specific case of the Speedlite 188A? The Speedlite 188A is safe to use in a current Canon dSLR/G-series hotshoe. But current Canon cameras need triggering voltages of 6 V or less, and some older flashes have much higher triggering voltages, meaning they can damage modern cameras. See this complied list of flash triggering voltages.

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    Re: Canon T1i + Speedlite 188A = ?



    Quote Originally Posted by mmodica


    Hmm, I might check that out, but for that price I might just wait and get a new flash. Are there any good ones out there (other than Canon's speedlites) that are good for just general indoor portrait photography and aren't super expensive?



    I myself have the 199A but never dared to use it on my digital bodies (had read Sean's comments in the past). Not sure what could you possibly find for less than 50 dollars, but I would definitely skip the flash adaptor for a 270EX or 270EX II. Adjusting the power output on the old flashes is just too painstaking[:'(](e.g. distance, film asa...).


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    Re: Canon T1i + Speedlite 188A = ?



    Oh I know man, I shot on the AE-1P and it was a pain, especially with the subjects (often my nieces and nephews) often moving around. I think that
    Digital.. Canon EOS 40D | Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM | Canon EF 35mm f/1.4​L​ USM | Canon SpeedLite 580EX II
    Film..... Canon EOS 650 | Canon EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 | Canon SpeedLite 430EX II

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