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Old Oct 8, 2002, 8:13 AM   #1
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Default Kodak DC4800 Bracket

After taking tons of poor quality indoor pictures I've
decided to get an external flash for my DC4800. I've
settled on a Vivatar 283 with a Wein Hot Shoe
to Hot Shoe Safe-Sync.

Am I on crack? Is this a crazy way to get better indoor
shots?

My real question is, what brackets do I get? There
seem to be thousands and I have no way to distinguish
between them. I'm looking for something preferably
compact, easy to work with, and will fit in a camera
bag.

References to quality vendors would be nice too
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Old Oct 9, 2002, 11:45 AM   #2
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I was looking at the Stroboframe brackets for my DC4800 before I bought the Sunpak 544 which included the mounting hardware, which has made a big improvement in indoor pictures. I went to Google and typed in stroboframe and found good info. Shop around because the price can vary a great deal.
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 6:31 AM   #3
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Do you have to use a voltage regulator
with your Sunpak? Is it something you
can carry with you in a camera bag?

I like the idea of a flash that comes with
its own mounting hardware.
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 7:01 AM   #4
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Kodak recommends no more than 6v for the trigger voltage, the 544 was reported to be around 4.6v. I have taken about one hundred flash pictures so far with no problems with the sync cord plugged directly to the dc4800. The 544 I got from B & H Photo Video for $129.00, its on the big side but works good. The 544 bracket quick releases from the flash handle and both parts take up most of my medium size camera bag. The handle/flash is appox. 10" long.
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