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Sunpak auto 121

Can I use the sunpak auto 121 flash with an Olympus E-410 canera, if so how, with what settings? Where can I find a users manial for this flash.

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SOURCE: Sunpak 522 and 544 always firing full power

The probable cause of such behavior is a faulty quench capacitor. The part is specially manufactured to withstand rather high voltage (350 V) and large current peaks (300 A) - despite of its small dimensions - and often goes wrong. Replace it with a capacitor cannibalized from a cheap second-hand shoe-mount flash having the same feature (series thyristor circuitry) and as high guide number as available. Both Sunpak units are highly populated inside, only try to repair them if you have a certain skills in such a job. If any of these explanations is unfamiliar for you then leave the flash alone and take it to a repair shop - there is lethal voltage inside, even long after the unit has been switched off. Good luck! Laszlo (kalaci at index dot hu)

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Sunpack DX-8R

You will need the proper module. Check with B&H photo for the module compatable with your Olympus camera body.

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I need a operating manual for Sunpak Auto Thyristor G4500DX Flash gun only

I found this for a Sunpak flash which is similar to the G4500dx:

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.
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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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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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