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Connection to Rolleiflex SL2000F SLR

I have a Metz 145CL-4 flash with SCA 300 system, also a Rollei SCA 356 adapter. I wish to utilize the "Auto and TTL" features of the Metz with a Rolleiflex SL2000F SLR camera. The Rollei has no hot shoe, just a X sync. contact socket on the lens assembly. What do I need to be able to use the SCA 356.

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  • Vintageplus Feb 19, 2008

    What connections do I need to use the auto setting.

  • Vintageplus Feb 19, 2008

    So I can just use the standard cord I have been using, from the Metz to the X socket on the camera, but instead of setting Metz to the manual mode,(which I had been doing) use the aperature settings on the Metz dial, and the flash will work in the Auto mode?

  • Vintageplus Feb 20, 2008

    Thanks for all your help. I would be using the flash generally in indoor darker situations,
    Weddings, dances, etc.



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I checked out a SL2000F that had good pictures on eBay. I see a standard hot shoe on the side of the camera. That being said, neither a standard shoe connection nor a pc outlet will give you TTL on the Metz. TTL is Transistor to transistor logic (or for camera store people, through the lens) A sensor that reads the light from the actual plane of the shutter is required to allow the Metz to give TTL operation. It will work on the Auto setting, but the Rollei does not have the sensor as described.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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    Kevin Pettit Feb 19, 2008

    Either connection will do just fine. The Metz has the sensor for the auto built in. You only need to set the dial for auto. You still have to set the aperture to the proper range ( the scale on the dial of the flash gives you that info) or a hand held flash meter. Easily enough, most shoots do well at 1/60 speed, f8.

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    Kevin Pettit Feb 19, 2008

    Yes, but remember that the sensor on the flash will read any ambient light on your subject. A bright window from behind or a side room light will give some false readings on auto.



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