Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Flash (External)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 19, 2005, 2:41 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
geriatric's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 326
Default

Hi Kcan

I also have 3 of them. Think you forgot too mention that they have a sync cord socket, apologies if I am wrong. Mine were £3 each.


geriatric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 6:40 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
KCan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,625
Default

geriatric,

Mine don't have the PC socket, i have to use a separate adapter for that
KCan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 5:07 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 17
Default

Thanks for all your help kcan

I have just experimented with my camera by placing a shield on the end of the lens barrel that would simulate the size of a wide angle lens being attached.

I fired the camera's flash and it seemed to be completely shadowed by the shield, and not just shadowed. I was able to achieve good exposure by firing both the camera's flash and my thyristor flash with the shield attached to the end of the lens. Unless the shield is too large, then i seem to have diverted my problem of the internal flash being partially shadowed as the lens would completely block it's effects out and not the external flash's.

Could you recommend some good slave flashes that a shoe mount for a bracket and an "auto" (aperture set, like this thyristor) and perhaps a sensor that can be set to different directions? I have thought about using this thyristor flash i have with the metz slave cell you suggested, but this vivitar is quite old and I would like something a bit more powerful.
ohgeez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 7:11 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 242
Default

I cover the internal flash with a piece of totally exposed 35mm film so that the slave flash will work but eliminates any useful flash from the camera.

STAN
stnkline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 9:16 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 17
Default

That's a great tip stan.

My slave flash choices right now are between the
digislave 3000 from sr electronics
or
the vivitar 285hz (non slave) flash with a wein slave trigger
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search


Which of these options is more appropriate for a side bracket-mount?
I'm a bit wary of the wein slave trigger...
ohgeez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 10:23 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
KCan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,625
Default


Ohgeez, you are welcome.
The Metz slave cell is just the first one I found when I search for a picture, not a reference, cheap cell are also reliable since it's a very simple circuitry.
Here are some discussion in the past about slaves flash on the market:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=54
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53

I can't recommend any slave flash because I don't have any.
On the other hand, I you ask for a recommendation, my opinion is that a Metz 45 series bracket flash will fit very well with your camera with the SLR style .
In short: GN = 45 meters @ ASA100 (148 feet) at around 35 mm focal coverage
The 45CL/CT1 has 5 aperture (auto) settings , and manual full power
The 45CL/CT4 has 6 aperture settings, 3 manual power settings, plus Winder mode (about 5 frame per second, although rated modestly at 2 fps in the manual) , plus TTL mode with optional module, plus a second reflector (it's the one in my avatar)
In fact , I love Metz flash so much that I bought 3 of them :G( a 45CT-1, a 45CT-4 and an older model 402)
You just have to buy the slave cell.
Happy shopping
KCan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 10:28 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
KCan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,625
Default

The Vivitar 285HV seems to be an excelent flash, but you absolutely don't need a 49$ cell IMO
KCan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 10:39 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 17
Default

KCan wrote:
Quote:
The Vivitar 285HV seems to be an excelent flash, but you absolutely don't need a 49$ cell IMO
That's why I was wary of the wein cell.
Although I like the vivitar flash, I think I will simply go with the digislave. I'll be missing out on partial power capabilities (sorta) and winder modes.

Those metz' are nice, too bad for me they're so pricey

ohgeez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 10:52 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
KCan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,625
Default

ohgeez wrote:
Quote:
Although I like the vivitar flash,...
why not go for it, with an 10$ cell, you are just ok

ohgeez wrote:

Quote:
Those metz' are nice, too bad for me they're so pricey


A used CL4/CT4 can be found for 200$ , and don't worry about scratches, they are built solid like 2nd war tank , and even ... more reliable than tank :G:G
KCan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2005, 12:59 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
geriatric's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 326
Default

OHGEEZ

I have a HANIMEX flash that has 2 flah`s, foreward, and a tilting,swivelling main flash. It is manual and auto. It has a slave sensor built in. The only thing it does not do is make the coffee. If you want one, a good place too start looking is the local museum. I think it cost £10.
geriatric is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:35 AM.