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Intermittant multiple flashing!!!

Hello all,

I'm using a Metz 45 CL-1 Flash as a time marker on some video footage. I have a couple of these units working together off a common trigger.

I have one flash that occasionally will flash 2 or 3 times in quick succession (if a trigger is present). The other flashes how ever, will only flash once about every 8 seconds which is the desired output.

If anyone has had this problem or has a wiring diagram that might be useful I'd appreciate it.



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So you replaced the cable between the camera and the flash, it could be a contacts issue (use a electrical contact cleaner) or there is a fault in the flash unit. Do you have a spare camera you can test with

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