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Old May 14, 2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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Something for the experts out there. I have discovered a Miranda 700 CD Flashgun in a box of junk. Will this work with my pentax or will it fry the camera's circuits. I don't really need an external flashgun at present, but always handy if free!
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Old May 14, 2006, 3:34 PM   #2
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take a look here
http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html
to see if it's listed. if not measure the voltage with a meter across the flash's poles. if it's under 30 volts then you are fine. pentaxUSA told me 300volts..but...
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Thanks for that website - makes interesting reading. May have a go at checking the voltage, but probably safer to save for a proper flashgun from this century!
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Old May 14, 2006, 5:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for that website - makes interesting reading. May have a go at checking the voltage, but probably safer to save for a proper flashgun from this century!
why?? i've got 3 old flashes and they work great.. 2 of them are TTL also. i also have the off camera cords for them and they all work great.. you'll just need to use it manually..

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I would think twice about using a Maranda flash gun from the 60's before testing the voltage first. You might also look at the pins on the bottom, or does it even have pins and if not, how are you going to connect the PC cord to your DL2?

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Old May 14, 2006, 9:43 PM   #6
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$10, tom just about anywhere for a non-dedicated flash shoe to pc adapter. think the one i use with my manual ring flash was 5.95 at a local camera store..


edit: BE VERY sure you test the voltage as tom said..
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