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Tom_.park

Pre Digital Strobe - Firing too slow M 4/3?

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Hey guys,



So i have acquired an old pre digital strobe, and a digital adaptor.



I have attached photos below - basically the strobe connects to the digital adaptor. When the normal flash from the camera (using a Panasonic GX7) fires, the adaptor senses the light and fires the strobe. Note this is not instantaneous.



So the issue arises where the strobe fires and lights up the area, but it appears to fire too late. As such the photo is taken before the light from the strobe is activated. (but the strobe does fire, it just appears to fire after the shutter is finished).



Any suggestions on how to make this work/ make it fire when it is required?? or is it possible to add a preflash to the camera?



Any help would be greatly appreciated!



Thanks,



Tom


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Go to the Heinrichs-Weiscamp site for instructions to set up the adapter. The adapter can be set up to recognize preflash, or to ignore it.

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your strobe is likely firing too soon, not too late.

 

The stock YS60 is not capable of handling preflash (google and you may find some info on how to mod the strobe). The gx7 preflash will cause the strobe to fire with the preflash and then the strobe will not be able to fire again with the main flash (since it occurs too soon after the preflash).

 

So you need configure the adapter to ignore the preflash and only signal the YS60 when the main flash goes off. Hopefully the adapter is capable of handling (ignoring) the gx7 preflash.

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