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Does the Cullman 25cb auto flash unit use batteries......

....does this flash unit use batteries or is it powered only by the camera via the hot shoe?

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  • WeTwoSisters Feb 12, 2008

    It was very hard to open the case! Thanks for your assistance. I really appreciate your taking the time to respond!

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The Cullman 25 CB needs 3 AA batteries. The upper part of the back with the dial is shoved up to open the battery case.

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  1. Select the correct flash mode . NOTE: When set to the Forced Flash setting, the camera should flash for all still pictures.
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The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required. The Sony® eService Web site at http://eservice.sony.com/ can assist you in obtaining service from a Sony Service Center or locating a Sony Authorized Servicer.
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    • It may be necessary to refer to the instruction manual of the camera and external flash for specific information about the hot shoe.
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