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My sunpak flash is over exposing all of my pics

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Go into menu settings and turn the apature,shutter speed up during flash use

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Reading from the "auto555/G4500DX" Manual, you need to:
1. Slide the Film Selector to desired ISO - (that is the same as your camera ISO used - so, make sure you turn Off the Auto ISO feature if your camera has one).
2. Slide the Mode Selector to "A" (Auto position). This will be Auto Thyristor mode on the flash.
3. Slide the Auto F/stop Selecct Know to desired lens openning - ( so use your camera in Aperture priority mode, more in Manual to prevent changes in the camera aperture value during shooting)
Shoot, and be happy with well exposed pictures by the Auto Thyristor features of the Sunpak 555 flash.
The Sunpak 555 works great with Nikon D50, D70 cameras, as you can synchrinize flash practically at all shutter speeds. Excellent for sunny days to get narrow DOF, yet get any ambient light level contribution as desired.
For other cameras, make sure (watch out for) that Aperture Priority mode does not use shutter faster than the camera max X-sync speed - so Manual camera mode could be a better choice for a novice photographer.
In the manual there is also a list of accessories for various brand cameras, How to use Power Ratio in Manual mode, some advice on using wide lenses, how to care of your 555, and Specification section.
Minimal flash duration is 1/450 at full power, so you can safely use Auto Aperture up to 1/500 sec. Flash duration decreases with lower power setting, or lower auto mode need for poser, and the shortest flash duration is 1/17000th sec.

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How does the Sunpak Auto 555 Thyristor Flash Unit work concrning a battery? Does it always need the ourside battery pack unit also?


When internal cells are fully charged it do not need external ones

http://www.photographyreview.com/mfr/sunpak/flashes/PRD_84012_3121crx.aspx

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I'm looking for the manualfor the Sunpak 433AF Flash unit


TOCAD is the USA distributor for Sunpak. go to their website and email them. Tell them what you have (the Sunpak 433AF for Nikon) give them your address, and offer to pay postage to your home.
You might also check Ebay. It seems there's always someone who sold the flash last year, couldn't find the manual, but found it while looking for something else, and is now selling it on Ebay ,LOL.

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http://www.sunpak.jp/english/support/download/index.html

EV Adjust is Exposure Value Adjust. It lets you deliberately over- or under-expose the picture for effect.

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The flash is not very brightthe test button fire the flash just fine..but when i fire it when i take a picture the light is very weak


Are your pictures properly exposed?
Does this flash have power settings on the back? If so, move it back to full power.
If your pictures are properly exposed then its doing what its supposed to.
If no power setting on the back, check what ASA you have it set for. 800 or 1000 speed film requires much less light than 200 speed film. Adjust ASA based on your film.

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Regarding using the Sunpak 4000AF flash with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel, I can't get the flash to fire. There seems to be no combinations of settings that works to make the flash work. Could a weak battery in the Canon cause this? Does it require some other wire connector between the flash and the camera?

I know this is old technology now, I have a pocket digital for most of my uses, but I'd like to try bounce flash again on my old Rebel digital, and so I've gotten out my old camera and the flash I had bought for it. I had bought the Sunpak flash years ago and I honestly don't remember if I got it to work back then or not.

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Sunpak PZ 4000AF for Canon EOS 35mm SLR body


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Sunpak pz 4000af for minolta


Hi,

The Alpha 100 only supports pre-flash TTL and ADI flash control which are not supported by the Sunpak. The flash should ignite, but automatic controlling of its brightness is not possible.

For more Information about the different Minolta/Sony Flash Metering modes cf. http://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/flashcomp_mm.php

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