Nikon flash work on Canon 5D Mark III?

5 months 2 weeks ago #668792 by Dana Leeson
Will a SB800 Nikon flash work on a Canon 5D Mark III?  Found someone who is going to sell me this flash with some Canon gear I'm after.  He said it would work, however I thought this was a no go?


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5 months 2 weeks ago - 5 months 2 weeks ago #668793 by effron
Work? I could make it fire manually with slaves, cables, etc but I doubt you'll get any TTL to work. 

Why so serious?
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5 months 2 weeks ago #668795 by Screamin Scott
Likely that you would have to tape over all the pins except for the central one. As Effron said, it would have to be used manually as well. Not worth it. What model number flash is it?

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5 months 2 weeks ago #668796 by Nikon Shooter
That would be a baaaad solution as it would require
knowledge and investments that you either don't ha-
ve nor need through a proper solution.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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5 months 2 weeks ago #668823 by effron

Screamin Scott wrote: Likely that you would have to tape over all the pins except for the central one. As Effron said, it would have to be used manually as well. Not worth it. What model number flash is it?


SB800

Why so serious?
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5 months 2 weeks ago #668828 by garyrhook
You can always sell it to someone else. But Nikon and Canon hot shoes are not compatible.


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