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Old Jan 29, 2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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I just received a new HP 945 and would like to upgrade the flash. I was thinking about getting the SunPak Flash adapter for digital cameras. It appears you can adjust it for pre flash or not and also delay. It states you can use any manual hot shoe flash. I was also wondering if a SunPak 433af would work. It appears that the 433af could be used manual. Where you could set the power and try a few different powers. Thanks for any Help.


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Old Jan 29, 2005, 3:03 PM   #2
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I was also wondering if a SunPak 433af would work. It appears that the 433af could be used manual.
it should , at least at full power

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Where you could set the power and try a few different powers.

I guess that it depends what 433af model you have (dedicated to which camera)
not all version has partial power setings


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nice option to use generic flash
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 12:04 AM   #3
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nice option to use generic flash
Would you suggest any of thesegeneric flash contenders over a Sunpak 383 (with the above Sunpak "built in slave" bracket)?

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I guess the Vivitar 285 HV is also popular, but I don't have it
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 9:03 PM   #5
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An important and basic question:

If my Coolpix digicam tends to have red eye in it's pictures (regardless if it's redeye reduction is on) will a slave produced picture (slave will depend on my Coolpix's on-board flash which is 1 inchfrom my len's centerline) reduce the tendancy of redeye in thepicture? If so, how?

Wouldn't the Coolpix's on-board flash still be influencial in producing the redeye???

If it's true that red-eye reduction is not improved by these external flahes, is there an external slave flash that is able to "cover up" the on-board flashes (which tend to be too close to the lens' centerline; and in turn returns the retina reflection directly back into the lens).
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Old Feb 19, 2005, 10:16 AM   #6
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is there an external slave flash that is able to "cover up" the on-board flashes (which tend to be too close to the lens' centerline; and in turn returns the retina reflection directly back into the lens).
IMO, simply deviate the on board flash with a piece of opaque material to let just the slave bracket sensor see it.
Another way is to use a optical fiber to optically "connect" the on board flash and the sensor


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Old Feb 19, 2005, 5:57 PM   #7
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I fire my slave by putting a piece of fully exposed 35mm film over the flash of my Panasonic FZ20 flash. I then do not use red eye reduction settingand it's multiple flashs. Don't put the slave near the camera! Better not to use a bracket since is still is too close in line with the lens.

The slave will fire and since its not inline with the camera's lens no 'red eye' is produced. Also it cannot fire on the wrong flash if there is only one flash.

Easy, Neat little trick!!!

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Old Feb 20, 2005, 6:57 AM   #8
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Thanks guys!!!!
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