Our family and friends will have to excuse me again for a second while I make a post for the “internet”.
[This post probably also applied to getting the Cobra 700af flash to work on the earlier and later models such as the 350d, and 450d as well as the American models such as rebel, rebel xt and rebel xts]
After going to the local market last week I came home to investigate whether the Cobra 700af flash would work at all with my Canon 400d.
I went to ebay and found a number of these items and most of them said they would work with the digital Canon SLR range but only in ‘manual’ mode.
So this morning I went out and picked one up, brought it home and for the life of me couldn’t get it to work.Â Just as I was getting demoralised (many people without experience were saying it wouldn’t work) I came across a great forum thread which suggested putting a piece of tape over the back four connectors so only the central one could be connected.
It did the trick!Â I actually tried it and thought it hadn’t worked, but accidentally left the flash on long enough to suck enough power from the batteries to light up the “ready” light and then it worked perfectly (alough with the not new batteries it took about three minutes to recharge).
I’m stoked because it seems to produce a lot of light (I had to drop the ISO to 200 to get the right exposure of a dark corner).Â Hopefully others have success with this method also.
Btw, if someone wants to scan and email me the manual I know there are hundreds of people there who would like a link to it (which I will put up here).