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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:09 am 
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can I use the old canon 540 ez flash on my 50d or could that hurt the camera?

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It won't hurt the camera. I think there are some issues using the EZ models on a crop sensor body (Someone else will probably add to this thread with the details), but the flash should not damage the body.

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Trigger voltages are quite high on older flashes and CAN potentially damage your camera. I think canon's limit is 30 volts.

There's a database for compatibility online somewhere, I'd suggest googling something like "flash trigger voltages".

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ok I sent my question to canon tech support and they said that it would be fine,

so now my question is can I use cactus v2s or v4 with both the 580ex2 and the 540ez flash

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According to the Gadget Infinity web site-

Canon SpeedLite 580EX II, 580EX, 550EX, 540EZ, 520EZ, 430EX II, 430EX, 430EZ, 420EX, 420EZ, 380EX;

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right on, thanks, ill test them out in the future and let everyone know ,, maybe Gordan would do some reviews on flash triggers that would be awesome

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well, i bought the 540ez got a good deal, and i think i will buy the cactus v4s

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