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Jul 25, 2012 13:15 |  #1

Can FEC be controlled via the camera even though a flash may not come with that feature?

I mean, is FEC on a flash just a convenience in allowing you to quickly change settings versus having to go into the camera menu?

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Jul 25, 2012 13:21 |  #2

FEC can be controlled on your 40D and probably your 20D without going into the camera menu, if you are using a Canon flash. I don't believe it works with the Yongnuo, but I don't own one and someone here may prove me wrong.


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Jul 25, 2012 13:46 |  #3

whuband wrote in post #14768182 (external link)
FEC can be controlled on your 40D and probably your 20D without going into the camera menu, if you are using a Canon flash. I don't believe it works with the Yongnuo, but I don't own one and someone here may prove me wrong.

Yes, I know you can hit the top ISO/flash button and then adjust the FEC.

The question is whether the camera's FEC is a feature of the camera itself and therefore capable of controlling the flash output on any compatible canon flash, irrespective of whether the flash has FEC itself?

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Jul 25, 2012 14:04 |  #4

With ETTL the metering is coming from the camera in the same way ambient light is metered, so as long as ETTL communication is supported through the flash I would assume the FEC is handled the same way, through the camera's metering sensor with whatever bias happens to be set.

Though I don't have anything at the moment to back that up...


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Jul 25, 2012 14:07 |  #5

Ralph III wrote in post #14768296 (external link)
The question is whether the camera's FEC is a feature of the camera itself and therefore capable of controlling the flash output on any compatible canon flash, irrespective of whether the flash has FEC itself?

The answer is yes.

Flash Exposure Compensation set on the camera will work on any E-TTL compatible flash unit.


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Jul 25, 2012 15:51 |  #6

Curtis N wrote in post #14768378 (external link)
The answer is yes.

Flash Exposure Compensation set on the camera will work on any E-TTL compatible flash unit.

Thanks Curtis. That's what I wanted to know. I'm considering a Canon compatible ettl flash but the flash itself doesn't have FEC buttons for quick adjustments on the flash itself. Just as long as I can use the camera for such then no problem.

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