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Old Jul 16, 2003, 9:12 PM   #11
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The hotshoe only has one connector.
The negative contact/connector is metal square recessed in the shoe , find a way to touch this metal tab with your negative (black) test point .
Touch the center contact in bottom of the shoe with the positive (red) test point .
(the flash should be on, and the ready light on , the flash should not flash when you make the reading )


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I have a Digital Multimeter and have no idea how to set it.
Set it to DCV ( DC voltage ), if the meter have different ranges, set it to the highest range ( example 500 VDC)

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PS if I add an external flash, does this mean I can not leave the camera on auto?
To have the proper exposure, you can set your camera on Aperture priority or Full manual (preferred to have a control on ambient light).
Make some test and shoot a lot , you will get experience.

Here a suggestion to ďstartĒ :
- Set camera speed to 1/60
- Set camera aperture to F/4
- Set flash to auto mode, F/4
>> The subject (within flash range) should be properly exposed
>> If background too dark : set a slower speed ( watch out for shaking under 1/30)
>> If background too bright: set a faster speed
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Old Jul 16, 2003, 9:58 PM   #12
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KCan,
Thank you so much for your help.

I am attempting to test this baby...lol.

In DCV I have the following choices and I will also post the readout and you can let me know if I am doing it right (please)...thanks.

DCV 200m reading starts at 24.0 and goes down to about 18.00

2 goes from .018 down to .011

20 goes from .002 my guess is that is the wrong setting

Same with 200 and 1000.

Thanks.
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Start with the highest scale and work yourself down... if you're in the millivolt scale it looks like you're getting only 18 to 24mV, ditto with the 2V scale... and so on. It sounds to me like you have the test leads in the current jack instead of the voltage jacks of the digital multimeter! :?

The black lead should go in the common ground symbol (3 horizontal dashes on top of one another or a bar with a triangle) and the red lead in the V jack (and not the A jack). BTW if you can read find out the input impedance of the meter our KCan professor can figure out the voltage for you... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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THanks NHL. I checked the manual and I do have it in the right spots.

Ok, I had the black lead on the wrong thing....lol

But now I have it under the shoe....so

I get at 1000 280 does this mean it is bad ....
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Old Jul 16, 2003, 11:07 PM   #15
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I get at 1000 280 does this mean it is bad ....
Sounds like 280V... Bad? not necessary it depends on the camera triggering circuit.

KCan know more but you can always use a photosensor to trigger the 283 from the camera's built-in flash without mounting it on the camera's hot-shoe directly.
http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?o...55214&sku=FASE

This will totally isolate the flash from the camera 8)
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 1:07 AM   #16
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Artm have checked with Fuji, how about verifying yourself with Fiji again to be sure ?

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3630
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Problem solved.

Fuji have advised me that as long as the flash shoe voltage is under 400V, all is well using on my S602. I measured my 25 year old Vivitar 283 shoe voltage today at appx 100V. Both with AC adaptor and normal AA batteries.

Put on hot shoe & works just fine. No problemo !

I would suggest not placing on hot shoe with flash charged up; just to eliminate any transient higher voltage problem.

Put on hot shoe - THEN turn it on.

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The 283 may have high trigger voltage, check it yourself before mounting/connect it to the camera

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...&highlight=283
But IMO, better not use this flash directly on the hotshoe, NHLís suggestion shoud be excellent if your camera built in flash does not preflash .
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I am not absolutely sure, but seems that this one is designed to make a safe direct connection . How about making a call to wein staff ?

http://www.weinproducts.com/safesyncs.htm

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So, you can forget your 283 for now. (donít forget to put a paper on that saying : Warning: High trigger voltage )
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...?p=54378#54378

Get a AS-15 adapter ( or a no name cheaper equivalent ) and plug your 45CL-4 in, thatís it !

http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?o...828&sku=NKAS15


Please, make sure itís a CL not a CT ( a CT may have high trigger voltage)
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Hi KCan,

I wish I had seen this post! LOL, the flash came today but I don't have the adapter! LOL.

So, I need to buy the Nikon? I am calling locally to see if anyone has it, if not, I will order it and pray it is here by Friday!

Thanks for your help!
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Noone had it so I ordered the one via the link you sent! Thanks a lot!
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