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Studio Strobe not firing with Coolpix

I used the AS-15 Flash Adapter to connect my camera to the studio strobes and checked the camera's settings but the strobes still do not fire. What's wrong?

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Re: Studio Strobe not firing with Coolpix

The Coolpix line of cameras require a "tip positive" sync connection to an external strobe unit (when using the Nikon AS-15 Flash Sync Adapter). On some external Studio Strobe units the sync polarity is easy to change because of the type of plug: On this type of connector simply turn the plug around and insert it with the male pin connectors in the other holes. Other types of connectors (such as the standard "phono" plug) are not generally changeable by the user. If the Coolpix does not fire an external strobe check with the strobe manufacturer for sync polarity info.

Posted on Aug 30, 2005

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