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Old Jun 12, 2010, 3:11 PM   #11
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It Works, It Works!
After reading your post Ash, I tried it in manual mode and it works, no problem.
Thanks guys for all your help. I now have a macro flash that cost me nothing! How sweet is that?
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Old Jun 12, 2010, 3:52 PM   #12
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Yay!

Glad my rant helped you, pretty awesome getting that for nothing and it working.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 9:14 AM   #13
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Well, only one small problem... I have to turn off the flash after each shot, then turn it back on. otherwise it won't fire after the the first time. I have no clue as to why.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 9:19 AM   #14
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That is very odd, not ideal, but a minor annoyance.
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GW;
It may be that the contacts on the flash are making connection with the camera, and since they are not compatible, it is scrambling the flash programming. Try a piece of tape over the unused flash pins, so it won't get confused.

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Old Jun 13, 2010, 2:59 PM   #16
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It may be that the contacts on the flash are making connection with the camera, and since they are not compatible, it is scrambling the flash programming. Try a piece of tape over the unused flash pins, so it won't get confused.

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I went one step further Brian, I opened the case and disconnected those pins entirely. Same problem.
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Will the flash fire from the test button repeatedly? Only other thing I can think is the camera is not returning the center pin level to a low enough reading to reset the flash. In which case, I would probably not want to use it without an adapter. Safe-sync, or something like that.

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Old Jun 13, 2010, 5:22 PM   #18
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What about a hot shoe to PC Sync adapter? I heard the PC Sync socket is a protected circuit as it doesn't have all the feedback required for a modern hot shoe, so just fires it properly without worrying about trigger voltages or things like that.
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Hey Brian & Ash,
Yeah, I'm guessing that is the key to this. I'm getting ready to order one right now.

Yes, Brian it fires from the test button just fine.
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