299T Speedlite

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Hi all,

I've just bought a T90, and a 299T speedlite into the deal. I also have a 277T, which I know was built to match the T70. The 300T was built for the T90, so where does the 299T fit into this picture?

Both the 299 and the 277 sync at 1/90 with the T90.

-- Geoff Saunders (geoff@newtown.net.au), August 24, 1998


Geoff, I don't have documentary evidence but based on a Canon history investigation I'm doing as a hobby, I beleive the 299T must be the dedicated Speedlite for the T80 (first auto focus Canon model) this camera came out in 1985. My logic is (1983)T50---- dedicated 244T. (1984)T70---- dedicated 277T. (1986) T90----dedicated 300TL. The suffix "T" also indicates the speedlite is made for the T series rather than the "A" or EOS family. Regards Garnet

-- Garnet Cook (garnet_cook@one.net.au), July 06, 1999.

I just bought a Cannon Speedlite 299T and I'll be damed it I can find a cable that goes with (it looks like this ._ so can you tell me where I can find one in Toronto

-- Eldridge Roy Prosper (arshalock@hotmail.com), November 28, 2000.


It takes the same cable as the A series. I don't think they are made any longer, but you can pick them up on eBay or lots of places still have one or two in old stock. They didn't sell real well.

-- Terry Carraway (TCarraway@compuserve.com), November 29, 2000.

I have a 299T strobe, which is a really great strobe. It works well on the T-70, and on the F-1N. It was made for the T-70, and has an infarred metering system which automatically sets the F stop for the T-70, T-90 and the F-1N (when on aperture priority AE). It does not do all the neat things that the 300TL does for the T-90, but it works well with that camera. It is a more versitile strobe than the 300TL, as it can work on any Canon "A" or "T" series camera, as well as the F-1N.

I really liked it with the F-1N, but unfortunately, I broke the shoe on mine and have not been able to get it

-- John Ratliff (cratliff@easystreet.com), February 18, 2002.

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