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    Default No wireless flash with Manual lens?

    Hi guys,
    I notice that I can't do Wireless flash when I'm using Manual lens. Is there anyway to bypass this?

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    what kind of wireless flash...
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    Errr... I don't really know how to answer you. But.. when we set our flash mode, there's several mode there, including the "W" mode, which is used to trigger a
    remote flash. I realize that when I put in a manual lens, the "W" mode is unselectable.

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    wat kind of manual lens then... maybe the lens information could not send to ur off camera flash...
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    Err.. a Chinon f1.7 50mm.

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    Default Re: No wireless flash with Manual lens?

    i think the pop-up flash only does full-power with manual lenses (without aperture contacts) so i guess that's an indication that all these PTTL mumbojumbo won't work with these lenses. one work around would be using china radio triggers with the flash in manual mode.

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    Yeah.. I guess so too..

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    Default Re: No wireless flash with Manual lens?

    u still can use it, but everything manual... u have to set ur off camera flash to slave SL 2 for optical trigger, set the output power manually.... use ur camera pop up flash(shield away from the subject) to trigger it off...
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    Default Re: No wireless flash with Manual lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    u still can use it, but everything manual... u have to set ur off camera flash to slave SL 2 for optical trigger, set the output power manually.... use ur camera pop up flash(shield away from the subject) to trigger it off...
    hmmm sounds like it would work. since the camera pop-up doesn't fire a pre-flash with a M lens you can use it to trigger the optical slave.

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