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Old Oct 3, 2004, 9:58 AM   #1
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Heya folks

having read about the possibilites of damaging cameras with the wrong type of flash due to too much voltage, i was wondering if anybody would know wether the fotomatic 700tfza flash is ok or not with s7000.



I have used it for maybe 30 pictures and all seems ok , but now im paranoid, is it a case the damage could slowly occur or would it be an instant damge thing. Im not keen on usiing it until i find out.

I got the flash without any manual and cant find one online to find voltages.



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Old Oct 3, 2004, 12:31 PM   #2
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It's not listed on the voltage site, and entering that model number into Google.com comes up with ONE entry (and that looks like someones after-sales comments from an E-bay like site).

If you are familiar with a mult-meter, you can measure it yourself:
http://www.botzilla.com/photo/G1strobe.html
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Old Oct 3, 2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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It's a nice 2 heads flash

My suggestion is that you measure the trigger voltage yourself with a digital multimeter .My rough guess is the flash is safe because it's not a cheap flash with simple electronics.
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Old Oct 4, 2004, 6:05 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, il check that out.

Yeah its a cracking Flash, second hand for £10, its taken a bit of time to learn its functions but im there, was just the voltage was of concern.



Il check that link and go get my meter out.

Thanks again.
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Old Oct 10, 2004, 11:09 AM   #5
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I measured the flash the flash voltage and if im doing this right, it reads only 3 volts

i did it by charging it, watching the voltage rise, then measure the final votage, when its ready hopefully the info will be handy for anyone else with same flash.



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Old Oct 10, 2004, 1:31 PM   #6
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Should send it in to Botzilla, since that's where you got the instructions on how to measure the flash...they're always looking for more info on flash voltages.
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 3:33 AM   #7
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thanks pal i will do
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Old Nov 19, 2004, 6:17 PM   #8
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Thanks hilandor.

I have the same flash just the 700TFZ that I use on my F717. Its a great flash. I just need to learn how to set the thing while shooting.

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