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Old Mar 21, 2005, 8:31 PM   #1
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This looks interesting, but I can't find any more info than is posted here.


Anyone have one of these or can suggest something better? I E-Mailed Canon customer support asking for the manual in pdf and they said it's not available.

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Old Apr 6, 2005, 4:55 AM   #2
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I'm using a Metz MECABLITZ 28 CS-2 digital. Its working perfect. Its Guide numberat ISO 100 / 21┬░ and it has additional screens for wide angle and tele usage. Also this type works with read eye compansation.
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 11:56 PM   #3
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┬*I've purchased one via Amazon and have the instruction manual in hand. It is essentially a lithium battery-operated slave flash specifically designed for Canon Powershot digital cameras."The High-Power Flash is intended for use as an attachable supplementary flash on Canon Powershot series (excluding the G series and Pro series) and DIGITAL IXUS series digital cameras. Photographic subjects that are too distant for the built-in flash to illuminate can be captured in sharper detail using the High-Power Flash. The Camera can be still attached to a tripod with the High-Power Flash installed."┬*

Here's whats in the tiny box: High-Power Flash (main unit),┬* Bracket, Attachment Screws (2), Lithium Battery (CR123A) and Soft Case."The number of flashes possible with a new battery is 250 or more (with the intensity switch set to MAX). The number will vary according to usage conditions." The plastic main unit has two switches and a pilot button in back. One switch is used to select the flash intensity from MIN to MID to MAX. The other switch is used to select the power/mode from MANUAL to OFF to AUTO. "With the power/mode switch set to AUTO, you can have it compensate for the flashes of cameras other than your own. To have it compensate for your camera's built-in flash only, set the power/mode to MANUAL, press and hold the pilot lamp, then press the shutter button."┬*

"The┬*flash may fire if another flash is being used in close proximity."┬*

"The flash may not fire when there are no reflective items in its metering field."┬*

"The flash may not fire the built-in flash does note emit a pre-flash."┬*

Here are the specifications: "Guide Number: 18, Flash Interval: 7.5 seconds or less (with a new battery), Angle of Coverage: Covers a 28 mm┬*(35mm film equivalent) angle of field, Battery: CR123A or DL123 lithium battery, Operating Temperature: 32-104F or 0-40C, Dimensions (main unit): 1.81 x 2.60 x 1.17 inches or 46 x 66 x 29.7 mm, Weight: 2.3 oz or 65 g. Dimensions (bracket): 4.13 x .87 x .67 inches or 105 x 22 x 17 mm (largest section), Weight (bracket): Approx. 1.1 oz or 31 g."

I haven't had a chance to use it yet. It attaches to my Canon Powershot A70 and A310 cameras perfectly.

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