Shooting With External Flash Units
EL/EX Series Speedlites for EOS Cameras
The camera supports flash photography using all functions of EL/EX series Speedlites (sold separately).
For instructions, refer to the EL/EX series Speedlite's Instruction Manual.
Canon Speedlites Other Than the EL/EX Series
With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL series Speedlite set to A-TTL or TTL autoflash mode, the flash can be fired at full output only.
Set the camera's shooting mode to or and adjust the aperture value before shooting.
When using a Speedlite that has manual flash mode, shoot in the manual flash mode.
Non-Canon Flash Units
The camera can synchronize with non-Canon compact flash units at up to 1/200 sec. With large studio flash units, the flash duration is longer than that of a compact flash unit and varies depending on the model. Be sure to check before shooting if flash sync is properly performed by test shooting at a sync speed of approx. 1/60 sec. to 1/30 sec.
- Manually lower the built-in flash before attaching an external flash unit.
- Using the camera with a dedicated flash unit or flash accessory for cameras of other manufacturers poses a risk of malfunction and even damage.
- Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit to the camera's hot shoe. It may not be fired.