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Mar 22, 2008 15:19 |  #1

I am looking for an hotshoe to PC adapter to connect an older flash to my Canon Powershot S5is.
My Braun 370 BVC flash uses a cable with a male PC type plug to connect to the camera. (it's great flash, tilt/swivel head, vari-power, & diffuser)
I've looked at the adapters at flashzebra.com and other sites, but they mention compatibility other Canon models, but not the S5.
http://flashzebra.com/​hotshoes-shoes/0064.shtml (external link) (for an example).

Does anyone have a hotshoe to PC adapter on their S5?

Thank you for any information,
...Terry
ps. I realize I'll be manually controlling the flash, I just want it to safety fire it.


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Mar 23, 2008 18:31 |  #2

I'd suggest getting a Wein Safe-Sync. They have a variety of models, including PC-Hot Shoe and you'll be insulating (you should pardon the expression) yourself against over-voltage flashes.


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Mar 25, 2008 22:56 |  #3

Thanks for responding Jon.
I emailed Flashzebra and Lon tried to help the best he could, gave me some good advice. He hasn't tested an adapter on a S5's hotshoe yet, so he couldn't say for sure if any of his adapters would work. He was concerned with the trigger voltage of my flash, it could damage the S5 camera. I used a digital voltmeter and measured the flash's sync cord and was surprised to get a reading of 21volts (the flash is powered by 4- 1.5volt AA's).
I also emailed Canon but they haven't replied to my question yet.
I'll check out Wein Safe-Sync.
...Terry


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