Canon T-90 compatibility with 540-EZ flashlight

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  1. AgX

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    Does in this combination the 2nd-curtain synchronisation still work?

    Mir-Photography say "no", but as this feature is stated to work still with the predecessor 430-EZ (which too is dedicated to the EOS-range and not the T-90, I'm puzzled.
     
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    I don't have a 540EZ, so can't help you there. I do have a 430EZ. Following instructions in the 430EZ manual I set the T90 to BULB, then set the flash to second curtain sync. The flash fired consistently with the first curtain. If that tells you anything.
     
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    Thank You!
    Your reply first shows that one has to take statements on the Mir site and by Canon with some grain of salt. (This is a complicated matter anyway, and that was why I asked here.) Secondly (I did not read that 430EZ manual before) necessarily setting the camera on"bulb" is not the kind of 2nd curtain operation I am expecting. I rather would like to still have controlled slow-times exposures, as in the 300TTL.

    I thought of the 540EZ as an alternative to the 300TTL for those rare cases when I like to have a wide range of special effects features (high freq. strobo, 2nd curtain) in one flashlight.

    I shall wait for a 540EZ to show up at the local fleamarket for cheap, and then see what to make out of it...
     
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    For what it's worth, I just tried the 430EZ on my <cough> 5D </cough> set to Tv and it did fire on the second curtain. Perhaps I didn't read the manual thoroughly enough.
     
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    Maybe in that case it was better not read the manual... What counts is what comes out at the end...

    The T-90 is the most "advanced" camera I just can handle. I hate manuals thick as a book and urging one to re-read it after two weeks of non-use. I guees those later flashlights are of that kind of being complicated too.
     
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    AgX the correct 300TL speed light can be bought for buttons these days, and at least you know they will fully dedicate to the T90.
     
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    Yes, I already have it, I just thought of alternative for those cases I might use all the additional gadgets of that later model.
     
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    I think you will find that many of the "addition gadgets" for the later models like iTTL, are beyond the T90's capabilitys.
     
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    I tried this combination just now and there is no 2nd curtain synch in P, Av, Tv, or M modes with the 540EZ in both ATTL and manual mode. I use the 540EZ with an EOS Elan/100 and an Elan 7e mostly and the 300TL with the T-90 but I've used the 540EZ on occasion with the T-90.
     
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    Thank you!
    Then the resting major advantage over the 300TTL would be the stroboscobe features.