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Old Mar 23, 2004, 9:35 AM   #1
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Default Vivitar 285 & Metz 32MZ-3 for FZ-10?

The FZ-10 manual p.85 warns to use not only < 24 volt @ the shoe but also correct polarity. I have emailed Panasonic support to no avail.
Does anyone know if either the 285 or MZ-3 have the correct polarity? Both are < 24 volts at the hot shoe.
Or conversly does any one know the polarity of the center post of the FZ-10 hotshoe or the DMW FL-28 flash or any other one that has not fried the camera's electronics??
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 5:06 PM   #2
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Default External Flash Trigger voltages, problem solved

Search of the site found these links which answered my query and may yours.
For a table of Trigger voltages URL
for instruction of how to measure trugger voltage [this will give you polarity, though your camera maker may not share that info] URL
Perhaps polarity table could be started here?
My Metz 32 MZ-3 measured 4.1 volts w/ center post +. I could not get the Vivitar 285 to charge.
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Old Mar 30, 2004, 10:52 PM   #3
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If you want a newer model, the 44 M-2 and the 54 MZ-3 with a standard adapter would work just fine with your camera. Neither is very cheap. The 32 series has a major advantage over the 44 series, which is that of both vertical and horizont pivot; the negative with the 32 series is they weigh a ton!!!

I recommend purchase of the SCA 3083 slave adapter should you procure a Metz solution. These are the cats meow.
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