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Old May 6, 2006, 12:41 AM   #11
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[align=left]Does anyone know if the add on canon 420 units have a preflash?
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Old May 14, 2006, 11:02 AM   #12
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I solved the pre flash problem by reducing the sensitivity of the photocell in the flash. I masked partially the photocellusing apiece of black paper with a hole on it. The problem is that it just works in a narrow distance range and depends on the camera position. A solution I was about to do is to buildan electronic circuit with aphoto transistor and a couple of CIsthat rejects the first light pulse and triggers the flash through a wire connection in the second pulse.But I bought a camera with a hot shooe connection and I have two solutions: wire it to the flash or install a small and simpleexternal flash on it(without pre flash) and trigger the other ones by light. hope Ihave helped.
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