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Old Nov 30, 2006, 5:10 PM   #1
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I would like to use a slave flash with my FZ-7, which, as you know, has no shoe or synch cord.

I have a perfectly good Vivitar SMS 40D flash from my film camera days, and was thinking of using a slave flash trigger with a bracket I already have. Would the Vivitar SL-2 triggerbe an appropriate choice? Or, can anyone suggest another alternative?

I was going to just buy a slave flash, but the old vivitar I already have works great.

If a new slave flash is the only choice, What is a good, reasonably priced alternative?
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 1:31 AM   #2
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These FZs have a measuring preflash even in manual mode!

(this should be called "cheap slave reduction")

So we (FZ5, FZ7 ...) need a clever slave, triggering on the second flash.

This is discussed in many places (even the FZ1 FAQ!)-example:


Look for linuxworks in this thread - he uses a part from sunpak.

There are also some DIY tricks, as you can see here:


....after all, it is a shame, that these expensive cameras do not have a flash connector.

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Old Dec 1, 2006, 9:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response, Sven, very helpful.

The sunpak unit shown looks like a good bet.

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