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Jul 15, 2011 16:18 |  #1

A couple of weeks ago, I broke the foot of my trusty old 420EZ, when it took a nosedive from about 15 feet up a tree (killed the lens as well, but camera was fine).

Today I had a cancellation from a model, so i thought I might as well spend the extra time, bringing the flash back to life, as a manual of camera flash.

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Used cord and other bits of a phone I had in the basement and the foot is of another old flash that doesn't need it.

It works great, and I think it looks pretty decent. Pilot button on the hot shoe end work as well :)



  
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Jul 18, 2011 09:13 |  #2

How many of the contacts are you using?


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Jul 21, 2011 05:28 |  #3

As this is meant to be purely manual, I'm only using two (3 wires from the flash though). But everything is nicely separated in these plugs/connectors, so using all 4 (or 6 in the larger version) would be very simple.

The number of wires doesn't really change the difficulty of a job like this. It's just a matter of identifying and isolating each one.




  
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