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Sunpak 622 w/ T3 help

 
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Sep 20, 2011 20:12 |  #1

I just got a 622 from a friend who was getting rid of her stuff. It came with a couple of CA-1AF adapters and a cable from one adapter to the flash. My camera doesn't let me make any settings with it hooked up, but the flash will fire when I press the shutter. It looks like the pin to adjust the ISO has broken off, but the other adjusters are OK.
Man that thing is bright!
What I'd like to know is if there's anything I can do to make it adjustable from my camera. Would a pocket wizard or anything give more flexibility or control at the camera? Are the CA-1AF adapters good for anything beyond providing a plug to the flash?

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Sep 20, 2011 21:29 |  #2

No ttl for digital cameras it says.

Here is the module info from b&h

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ted_Module_for_​Canon.html (external link)


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Sep 20, 2011 22:14 |  #3

tk1138 wrote in post #13136304 (external link)
I just got a 622 from a friend who was getting rid of her stuff. It came with a couple of CA-1AF adapters and a cable from one adapter to the flash. My camera doesn't let me make any settings with it hooked up, but the flash will fire when I press the shutter. It looks like the pin to adjust the ISO has broken off, but the other adjusters are OK.
Man that thing is bright!
What I'd like to know is if there's anything I can do to make it adjustable from my camera. Would a pocket wizard or anything give more flexibility or control at the camera? Are the CA-1AF adapters good for anything beyond providing a plug to the flash?

Thanks!

The 622 can be used in manual mode and it also has a nice internal auto mode controlled by its own sensor.

You will have to set the camera in manual mode and coordinate these setting with settings on the flash to use the auto mode.

Enjoy! Lon


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Sep 20, 2011 22:40 as a reply to  @ FlashZebra's post |  #4

Looks like I'll have to learn manual.
I did find this site that has cool info and a service manual for the flash:
http://www.butkus.org …sh/sunpak_flash​_units.htm (external link)

I'm still having trouble finding detail on the CA-1AF adapter. It looks like the flash can be set up as an optical slave, but I don't know if I can do that with the CA-1AF module.

While I do harbor some aspirations of developing a useful ETTL interface for it, I think I'd rather spend my time shooting.

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Sep 21, 2011 00:29 |  #5

tk1138 wrote in post #13137074 (external link)
Looks like I'll have to learn manual.
I did find this site that has cool info and a service manual for the flash:
http://www.butkus.org …sh/sunpak_flash​_units.htm (external link)

I'm still having trouble finding detail on the CA-1AF adapter. It looks like the flash can be set up as an optical slave, but I don't know if I can do that with the CA-1AF module.

While I do harbor some aspirations of developing a useful ETTL interface for it, I think I'd rather spend my time shooting.

Thanks!

1) Again, the flash has a very accommodating built in auto mode. You are not just limited to manual mode use.

2) The flash would likely work nicely with an optical slave.

3) ETTL requires a preflash. Unless you are motivated enough to spend hundreds, possibly thousands, of hours to reverse engineer this you will not be "developing a useful ETTL interface".

Enjoy! Lon


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Oct 05, 2011 01:04 |  #6

I got a radio popper JrX and RPC cube, both to get some range from the flash, and to try to get some control at the camera. It works great in manual and automatic mode, but the TTL mode doesn't seem too reliable, especially if I wait more than 30 seconds between shots.
I've contacted their support. I'll post the results of any interaction.

Is anyone else running a 622 with the JrX settup?
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