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Old Sep 16, 2004, 6:35 PM   #1
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I want to use a Hanimex TZ36 external flash with my Kodak DX6490 digital camera but am concerned about the voltage. The makers say the camera can take voltages to a maximum of 500v. Does any body know if this flash is safe to use with my camera?

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Old Sep 16, 2004, 8:31 PM   #2
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No problem at all, a quick check here ...

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

... say thatyour flashis low trigger voltage. Anyway, it`s rare that a flash trigger voltage is higher than 200v
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 4:14 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot.

What a great site this is.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 9:04 PM   #4
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Can you tell me what I have to buy to prepare my dx6940 use an external flash. Do I just plug it in and start shooting or do I have to make other adjustments. A novice. Thanks.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 11:03 PM   #5
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I'm asking this same question .
And I'm pretty sure I have the answer for you.. :G

Here's the page out of the manual:

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/servi...=urg00167c12s1

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Here's the spec for the Kodak 6490
External flash: Maximum 500V; signal active synchronously with shutter release

Most on the list above (Thanks for the link btw).. are under that.

Hope it helps!
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 4:55 PM   #6
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Can you tell me what I have to buy to prepare my dx6940 use an external flash. Do I just plug it in and start shooting or do I have to make other adjustments. A novice. Thanks.
I don't know about all the possible settings on the camera (see the camera manual) , but in general, the best is to use manual exposition.

1) If the flash is a manual flash (several power settings, or just one full power choice) , you set the camera in manual according to the calculation based on the GN number of the flash .

2) If the flash has "auto" setting ( labeled in F stop : full, 1/4, 1/16 etc ... , or by color code red, blue ...) you set the camera aperture accordingly with the flash setting, then the flash will stop when the subjecthas enough light (measured by a sensor in the front of the flash)
In this case, you have the choice of the speed to adjust the exposition of the scene in ambiant light, or the far awy scene which is not affected by the flash. In doubt, try on with 1/60, 1/125 sec, shoud be a good starting value.

You should be able to find many on line tutorial about flash shooting in the web.
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JohnWMagee wrote:
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Can you tell me what I have to buy

Oh, if you use a hand mount flash (like inmy avatar), you don't have to buy anything, just screw it in the tripod hole , plug the connector in the camera.

If you have a hotshoe flash , you will need a bracket and a cord with adapter to connect the flash's hotshoe and give you a PC connector to plug in the camera.

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Some affordable brackets here :

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

search for "flash bracket" , ... price from low to high ...




adapter with cord look like this :
http://www.adorama.com/FAPCHSA.html




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