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Old Jul 30, 2007, 3:52 PM   #1
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I have a Fuji s602Z and a Vivitar Macroflash ring 5000. I am using an adapter for the hot shoe to hook up the cord. The owners manuel to the camera states that compatible flash units must: "The aperture can be set, External flash sync. can be used, The sensitivity can be set."

Is there anyway around this? The flash does none of these, only has a manual and auto switch.

My question is can i make this flash work with this camera?

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Old Aug 13, 2007, 7:41 AM   #2
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Depends largely on the settingsyou have available on the camera.



If you can set the aperture and shuttr speed on the camera then the flash will work.



Set the flash to manual and the camera aperture to f5.6 and shutter to flash synch speed (1/180 for example).



Test fire and check the exposure, then vary the settings till you get what you want.



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Old Aug 21, 2007, 2:33 PM   #3
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Made up this front flash gizmo for macro. It uses two small flash tubes. It will give acceptable for 1:1 macro (f40 at 4 inch`s.) giving a DOF of 5mm
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 2:48 PM   #4
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Made the attachment to big.
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Old Aug 22, 2007, 8:57 AM   #5
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Impressive.



Why did I just spend £35 on a Ring flash.



What at the tubes called, and where did you get them from?



It looks like something I would use.





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Old Aug 23, 2007, 3:04 AM   #6
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Hi

Tubes are obtained from Maplins. The CD is any one you are sick of hearing
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 3:14 AM   #7
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Here is a test that the camera and flash are in sync. A shot was taken of the flash when the camera was fired. Kind of like shooting yourself in the foot
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 6:25 AM   #8
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Looking good.



Now for the technical bit - how is it wired up, and how do you power it and get it to fire at the correct time?



I am very impressed with this.



I may end up building one of these and re-selling the ringlash when it arrives!





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Old Aug 23, 2007, 7:35 AM   #9
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Its a bit techy to understand if you are not into electronics, best to stick to your purchase. I am showing the twin flash firing.
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 7:50 AM   #10
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I gathered it would be.



However I have built my remote control for my dSLR, so I have a little understanding.



Just that these lights seem to require a powerful kick to use them.



Please enlighten me.



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