I just got an old Sunpak 383, and tested it on a V2s via the hot shoe, worked great. I didn't really think to test anything else. But I just found out it ONLY works via the hot shoe.
I tested the flash through the sync port and my camera, works fine. But connected to the sync port on the cactus, no luck.
Has anyone encountered this? I suspect it might have to do with the fact the old sunpak I got is older than I thought, it says japan on it at the top left, so I'm presuming it was made in japan.
I forgot to add the other Sunpak 383 (no "Japan" text) works flawlessly.
curious as to if anyone else has run into a similar problem.
*fix* ok, it seems like the wiring is just picky as hell. this is disheartening on my part.. sigh.