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November 2nd 2011 2:08 pm

Universal Flash?

I'm wondering if there's such a thing as a multipersonality flash that can do TTL with a variety of makers, including Canon, Fuji, Sony and Leica. I've had a quick Google, doesn't look like it.

Do I have to get a manual flash like a Metz 36 or Vivitar 285 if I want *one* thing?
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I don't think so. Each manufacturer has their own pin setup on the flash/hotshoe, so you wouldn't be able to use a Sony flash on a Canon. You could buy some sort of off camera flash trigger/remote for X brand flash, though you'd need a separate transmitter for each brand of camera, but should be able to keep the same receiver.

I guess even the manual only flashes may have some trouble with certain brands depending on how the pin contacts are set up.

Do you have multiple camera brands?
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