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PhotoNotes Compatibility Lookup - Specifications for the Canon Speedlite 200E flash unit.

This flash unit, the Canon Speedlite 200E, was introduced in 1990 and discontinued in 1996. The product is a standard hotshoe-mounted flash unit intended for general purpose applications. Small, compact, but with limited power output, this flash was really intended to be used with those inexpensive Rebel/EOS 1000 class cameras which lacked built-in flash support. As a TTL flash it also doesn't work properly with EOS digital cameras.

Flash metering.

The flash unit supports TTL automated flash metering only (when used with compatible cameras). Manual control over flash output is not supported, with a power range of n/a.

This flash unit is not compatible with digital cameras, and thus cannot meter automatically with them.

Guide number (power output).

The unit has a fixed flash head which cannot move to adjust flash coverage area for the lens focal length in use. Coverage is equivalent to that of a 35mm lens on a 35mm film camera (except when the optional clip-on panel).

The unit has a guide number of 20 in metres at ISO 100.

Autofocus Assist.

The flash unit has a built-in red autofocus assist light, with a range of 1-5 metres. The AF assist covers a camera’s central AF point only.

Flash head movement.

The flash head can neither tilt nor swivel.

Type A functions.

This flash unit does not support E-TTL and does not support any advanced functions for type A cameras, such as wireless E-TTL. It also can’t be used with digital EOS cameras.

Other features.

  • Powered by four standard AA cells - alkaline, NiCad, NiMH.
  • Not compatible with lithium AA cells.
  • Plastic flash foot.
  • Weight: 130g.
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