Canon 533G

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This powerful bracket mount, hammerhead flash was a professional model designed for the Canon F-1 FD mount camera in 1971. However, it has a low trigger voltage and can be connected to almost any camera or trigger by means of external sync sockets, but only as a non-TTL auto flash.

Three auto apertures: f/2.8, f/5.6 and f/11 @ ISO 100.

Comes with wide adaptors that takes coverage to 20mm and 24mm, and tele adaptor that takes coverage to 100mm.


Generic flash.
Head: Fixed 35mm coverage.
Swivel & tilt: -120° to +120° swivel, 0° to +120° tilt.
Exposure mode: Auto.
Manual settings: 1/1 only.
No built-in wireless modes.
Features: Sync. socket, Hammerhead.
Trigger voltage: 3.9-5 volt.
Flash duration: 1/800 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 94 x 247 x 105 mm, 656 g.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 36.

Discontinued: Yes.

For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.


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Established: 1937
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
Web: Global, EU, US, man

Canon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in the manufacture of imaging and optical products. Its products including cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, photocopiers, printers and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1937 as Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory and renamed Canon Inc. in 1947.

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