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I bought a Sunpak 383 external flash. When I put it in the hot shoe, the menu in my camera doesn't allow me to access the external flash options. I don't understand how to use the flash

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Sunpak 383 is not a 'dedicated' flash that is why it don't give any information to the camera.However set the camera in manual mode and set the aperture and shutter speeds and match the iso of both and it will work like a champion.

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I have a nikon 5300 and the hot shoe will not work with my sunpak digi flash 3000. I can't find any answers in the manual as to fix it.


Does it work with a Nikon flash? If not then look through your menu for a flash setting. Make sure that flash photography is not disabled.

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If the camera is designed for an external flash then it will have something called a "hot shoe"

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My camera don't want to make photos with the flash. I activate it from menu, i opened it manually and the picture is without flash. Why?


The camera does not flash. Solution
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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.
  2. Perform a reset procedure .
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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How to troubleshoot an external flash that will not work. Solution
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  1. Ensure the external flash is properly inserted into the accessory shoe on the camera.
  2. If using the connection cord, ensure it is properly attached.
  3. If the external flash uses batteries, ensure fresh batteries are installed.
  4. Ensure that the POWER switch on the external flash is set to ON .
  5. Ensure the hot shoe setting on the camera is properly set for the type of external flash and camera being used. NOTES:
    • When using a commercially available standard external flash, ensure the hot shoe is turned on.
    • If a Sony external flash is being used with an advanced hot shoe on a Sony camera, ensure the hot shoe is turned off.
    • It may be necessary to refer to the instruction manual of the camera and external flash for specific information about the hot shoe.
  6. Ensure the READY lamp on the external flash is illuminated.

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Sunpack Compatibilty


ifyour nikon has a hotshoe it should work quite well. I use sunpak flash on both canon and olympus without any problems. Just connect to hotshoe and shoot.

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I have sunpak pf30x fash unit for canon camera.but i need to use it for nikon D90.how can i do it? is ther any converter units or hot shoe unit


No. The PF30X is a dedicated unit, specifically for the particular brand of camera. A Canon unit, such as the one you have, will not work in auto mode on a Nikon camera.

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My Sunpak Auto 383 Super will not fire on or off the camera. When I turn on the switch, the ready/test light lights immediately. I suspect the bulb is burned out, so I wonder if that can be replaced.


There can be one of many parts which is gone :
Flash tube,capacitor,trigger cap.or triggering switch.
Warning as it has 330 volts even when battery is removed do not open if you are not aware of the risks.
Sunpak 383 contains no bulbs inside.

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Sunpak 383 problem


Try to trigger it by shorting Center of shoe mount and the side terminal with a small wire.If it is firing the flash is ok.
If not there is open connection in the sync jack ,due to repeated inserting of sync chord.The springy part inside is not going back to its normal position.
You can fix it your self by opening it(adapter only)
.If you are new to this take a photo of the wiring immediately after opening the shoe adapter to see the position if any wire breaks later on.
Do not give up .383 is great flash

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Well she is right in one way and wrong in another. The Fuji 602 does not have flashes that it will work TTL metering with. This is due to the single design posted on the hotshoe. But the big advantage with the 602 was its ablility to handle about anyflash you pop on it. It has been unoffically released many times, but most say the 602 can handle a trigger voltage of 500. Which is WAY more than most (5-8). There are alot of good flashes and manufactures that are out there, and with a quick search you will find MANY... Just stay below 500, actually 100 to be on the safe size and you will be ok. You stated it would not fire? Did you go into you menu system and set it for external flash? Its all way over on the left side, i think the first option. Other than that, you should be good to go. Good camera, hope you enjoy it.

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