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Old Aug 23, 2003, 6:56 AM   #1
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Hi, people,

I thought of a non-electronic solution for the incompatible external flash. I mean incompatible because of lack of a hot shoe or synchronisation, or too high a flash trigger voltage.

The complete report is at:
http://users.pandora.be/cisken/Slave...ave_flash.html



Any comments, suggestions or improvements?

Francis

P.S. While you're at it you might visit
http://users.pandora.be/cisken/LED_r...ringlight.html
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Old Sep 20, 2003, 8:43 PM   #2
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hi
the only thing i can say it's: awsome!
i read everything but i still can't understand how to make what you did.
anyway keep posting your improvemments to your fz1.
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 10:24 AM   #3
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Unless the "slave" allows for a delay, you might just find that your slave stobe results in "black" photos. The FZ1 actually fires off a low power flash prior to the main discharge. It's used for AF calculation and exposure calculation. If your main flash fires, the excess light may cause the camera to close down and produce very dark images. There are a number of aftermarket slave strobes that will work with the FZ1, though we (Panasonic) are not offering one at this time.
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 1:49 PM   #4
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Unless the "slave" allows for a delay, ...
... the excess light may cause the camera to close down and produce very dark images. ...
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Hi Bob,

Thanks for your reply, but ... The single picture in my previous post doesn't tell the whole story, far from it.
You obviously have not read my report about a modified slavetrigger. There are no triggering delays or additional electronics involved.
Here's the link again (to a thorough description and testpics)
http://users.pandora.be/cisken/Slave...ave_flash.html
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 3:49 PM   #5
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You're correct.. I haven't and I certainly will!
Thanks for the response and the tip!
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Old Sep 24, 2003, 6:09 PM   #6
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Unless the "slave" allows for a delay, you might just find that your slave stobe results in "black" photos. The FZ1 actually fires off a low power flash prior to the main discharge. It's used for AF calculation and exposure calculation. If your main flash fires, the excess light may cause the camera to close down and produce very dark images. There are a number of aftermarket slave strobes that will work with the FZ1, though we (Panasonic) are not offering one at this time.
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the fz1 flash allways use that low power flash prior to the main discharge or just when we choose the mode that remove red eyes?

if it allways use how does a slave flash works in that cases cause then we will have 3 times light, right?
(sorry to bother you bob but can you please reply to this? thanks )
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