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Old flash i have an old sunpak softlite 1600a flash. will it damage my digital rebel xti?

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At a whopping 46.6V.. yes, it would damage it.

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I inherited an old Sunpack Softlite 1600A Flash, with no manual. Does anyone know if will work with an Olympus OM-D e-M5?


Yes no problem. it is a standard Hot Shoe Flashgun. I have an OM-1-MD and and an OM-4. Haven't used them in 15 years!

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I have Sunpak 622 Super Pro Handle Mount TTL Flash. Would it be compatible with a Pentax K50?


Before you attach it to your camera you must check the trigger voltage first, never use an old flash unit until you check the trigger voltage with a multimeter, most old flash units have a huge trigger voltage that will damage your camera.
Very simple to check the voltage on that Sunpak 622, turn on your volt meter and set it to about 200 volts DC, turn on your Sunpak flash and apply the RED lead to the bottom contact, apply the Black lead to the side of the hot shoe and look for the ground, usually a small metal piece on the side. Now look at the meter, if it shows a voltage of 6 volts or less then it is safe to use on your camera, if voltage is higher, say 12 volts or more, don't use it. A high trigger voltage will certainly mess up your camera in the long run. Even if it has a safe voltage of 6 volts or less, you will only be able to use that flash in Manual Mode, the newer cameras will not sync or recognize an old flash unit.
I have an old Vivitar flash unit that I can safely use on my Canon XTI because the old vivitar has a trigger voltage of 5 volts, safe for all newer digital cameras.

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Can i use my sunpak 4000af with my canon rebel t1i?


The Sunpak PZ 4000 and 5000 were made for film cameras. I have one for my EOS film cameras. It works just fine. I know this series of flashes was not made for the digital cameras. It likely will not harm your camera if the flash is designed for your camera brand. But some functions will not work.
For example, do not use a flash for Minolta on a Nikon.
You risk damaging your cameras electronics or frying the flash.
Get their PZ 20, PZ 30, PZ40 or PZ 42X for your digital camera.

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Can I use sunpak 1600a flash (older) with Pentax k10d dslr ?


Yes, it's possible.
The flash sensor is calibrated for a 35mm optics & iso (asa).

You may have to "UP" your digital camera's iso sensitivity to 800 or so.

You will have to experiment with it at various settings.
Try using the "bracket" sewtting on the camera.
It takes three pictures when you press the shutter button; the three have different "values" of brightness.

The bracket setting is on the UP arrow, where you can choose "single frame", "continuous frame", bracket, etc.

Hope this helps!

Sep 14, 2009 | Sunpak Cameras

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Need manual for Sunpak 4000AF Power Zoom Flash


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.

Thanks for any advice.

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Canon I use the Canon XTi and sunpak 544


The Rebel XTi has a sophisticated communication protocol between the camera and a dedicated flash. Only ETTL-II capable flashes can benefit from all the features the engineers at Canon thougt out. This means that with the otherwise superb Sunpak you won't be able to emit autofocus assist pulses, red-eye reduction pulses, the camera won't increase or reduce the flash intensity for bracketing, zoom lens settings won't be reflecting on the flash illumination angle, and so on. But! Set your Canon to full manual (125th sec), set Sunpak to auto, take one of the working apertures according to your taste (depth of field, etc.) and set the same aperture on the camera, and shoot. You still can use bounce flash. I am not sure about second curtain flash, I suspect it won't be possible. Both tele kit and milky filter in front of the flash head are of great help, you don't need to worry about the differences these make in flash intensity. Always keep in mind that the flash makes good exposure according to the given working aperture and, as long as you set the same aperture on the camera, the subject will be correctly illuminated. (I have a Sunpak 522 and a 455 and employ them this way, with success, on my XSi.) Of course you can set set the flash in full manual (M/PR/MD), using the left side, set knob and calculator dial, and this is the only way if you want to make series of shots, because the flash can only make bursts if the power is reduced to at least 1/16th. Good light, Laszlo

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Canon Rebel XTi/EOS 400D


I made the mistake of putting ahotshoe protector from my old camera on the new EOS 400D. It stopped the flash from popping up. I took it off and things now work.

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Sunpak 2000 DZ


see if this helps:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/400d/discuss/72157603805472662/

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Sunpak softlite 1600A for fz20


According to this site, the Sunpak 1600A is NOT USABLE with the FZ20: http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html The tested voltage of the 1600A is 46.6V, which is WAY above the 24V max specified by Panasonic. Don't even try it...

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