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Old Dec 2, 2004, 7:45 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried a Canon Speedlite 155A on the FZ20? I checked the trigger voltage at 7.86V with fresh charged batteries. I read on another site the FZ could handle up to 24V but on the chart where it stated if the camera could use this flash it read you call it. I didn't want to buy a different one if someone has used the 155A successfully. Thanks.
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Old Dec 2, 2004, 8:29 PM   #2
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I got the Quantaray - Q383 Super Flash.

http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs...p;cat1=5849722

If you are 100% sure that the trigger voltage is under 24 volts than the one you have should work. I am curious to know why the chart says "your call".

Are you sure you measured it correctly?

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Old Dec 2, 2004, 10:07 PM   #3
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The chart says that when they did not check it themselves and only one person reported the voltage.

Your Safe I'll bet
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Old Dec 3, 2004, 10:13 AM   #4
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Thanks Guys............I read the chart again and he was looking for voltage to be 6v or less for Canon powershot cameras. That is why it stated your call for use with those cameras. I should have read the entire article. I followed the instructions for measuring trigger voltage on this page and think that this flash will be fine for the FZ20. Thanks for the replies. This was my first postand I've found a ton of information for a rookie on this forum.
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Old Dec 3, 2004, 6:33 PM   #5
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Hey RDV, do you have the link on how to measure trigger voltage? Huh.., do ya?
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Old Dec 3, 2004, 6:49 PM   #6
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Yes I do PTB.

Yes I do PTB.



http://www.botzilla.com/photo/g1strobe.html
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Old Dec 4, 2004, 3:11 PM   #7
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MUCHO GRACIS, RDV! I checked the flash as per the directions provided by the link you provided, with two different meters, and got two different readings. I have used meters many times over the last 30 years in my line of work.One meter told me the trigger voltage was 6.3 volts, the other told me 8.3 volts. I then checked several different batteries and both meters gave me nearly identical readings. I`m very confident that the flash will be justfine to use when I get the "20".
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Old Dec 4, 2004, 3:12 PM   #8
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Ooops, that`s mucho gracias!
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