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ParrotSquawk Jun 9, 2004 9:45 PM

Does anyone regularly use an external flash with this camera?

If so, can you tell me/us what works and the settings you use to make it work?
Sample photos and picture info would be appreciated.

Mikefellh Jun 10, 2004 12:21 AM

I erased my original post because the point of the external flash connector has been corrected...just assumed since there was no hotshoe that there was no external flash sync...didn't realize that Kodak was still in the 1950's with using a PC flash connector rather than a hotshoe.

ParrotSquawk Jun 10, 2004 9:53 AM

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My current flash is so old I don't know the guide number (or even what it means :)

It's been so long since I took pictures regularly. I used to use this with my old film camera (Maxxum 7000i)

I am trying to find a manual for it...




KCan Jun 10, 2004 1:39 PM

1) Your camera:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_...X6490_pg2.html
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quote:
A standard external PC flash sync connector is available. The external flash will be signalled to fire each time the camera takes a picture, regardless of the camera flash settings. Accepts all standard external flashes, maximum 500V trigger voltage.

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The best bet for this camera is an external flash connected via sync port.
IMHO, don't bother with optical slave since you have a sync port.


2) Your flash :
http://www.maxwell.com.au/photo/sunpak/g4500.html

- GN 45 meters ( about the same power than my Metz 45-CT4)
- Three F/Stop settings f2, 4, 8
This is an excellent and powerful flash :cool:, you can use this flash in auto mode in either F stops , or in manual .
The only thing to check is that the trigger voltage is lower than 500V, and I bet it is.



Cold Snail Jun 10, 2004 7:24 PM

Looks a very handy flash.

Plug it in and play with the settings in A mode until you're happy with the outcome.




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