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Metz flash with Super D focal plane shutter?

 
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max



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a complete flash newbie, so I apologize if this is a stupid question - I've done some reading, and I now qualify as having enough knowledge to be dangerous...

I have a 4x5 RB Super D. I know its focal plane shutter will only sync at a tightly wound 1/1000, which doesn't seem practical, so I'm thinking of using the (approx) 1/5 sec "drop shutter" setting.

Will a Metz 45 or 60 sync be triggered by this?

Also, are the older CT models okay to use with a Super D, or will a CL work better?

Or - is there some other kind of flash I should consider? I'd prefer to be able to use the SLRness of the Super D, so I'd prefer not to have to use a lens shutter.

Thanks, and sorry again for the basic questions...
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2004-12-21 09:33, max wrote:
I'm a complete flash newbie, so I apologize if this is a stupid question - I've done some reading, and I now qualify as having enough knowledge to be dangerous...

I have a 4x5 RB Super D. I know its focal plane shutter will only sync at a tightly wound 1/1000, which doesn't seem practical, so I'm thinking of using the (approx) 1/5 sec "drop shutter" setting.

Will a Metz 45 or 60 sync be triggered by this?

Also, are the older CT models okay to use with a Super D, or will a CL work better?

Or - is there some other kind of flash I should consider? I'd prefer to be able to use the SLRness of the Super D, so I'd prefer not to have to use a lens shutter.

Thanks, and sorry again for the basic questions...
The Super D focal plane shutter will synchronize with electronic flash ONLY at "drop shutter." If you want to use a higher shutter speed with flash, bulbs are it.
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max



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay - will the Metz flashes work with it? (and will the older ones work?)
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2004-12-21 10:55, max wrote:
Okay - will the Metz flashes work with it? (and will the older ones work?)
Um, does a flash care what triggers it? I don't think so.

Yes, a Metz flash will work but you'll need a cable that will fit the camera's sync terminal at one end and the flash at the other.
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max



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, didn't I mention that I didn't know what the heck I was talking about?

So I don't need to worry about M sync or X sync or anything else like that, and I don't need to worry about the much higher voltage of the older models?

Like I said, I have just enough info to be dangerous, not enough to actually know anything.
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