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ashonen
21st June 2011, 11:33 PM
Hi

Does anyone know if i can use this flash gun safely on my e410 i have looked on the net but not had much look so thought i would ask on here

all advice greatly received

sy

gregles
22nd June 2011, 12:39 AM
The trigger voltage for the flash is quoted in this link;)

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

All you need now is the max voltage that the E410 can handle. I am pretty sure that the E series can handle considerably more than this but I can't find the link......yet:o

Perhaps someone else can supply the info.

Greg

gregles
22nd June 2011, 12:55 AM
Read on here that the max trigger voltage for the e410 is around 10 volts. Daveart is using the same flash as this but using a wireless trigger

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=7529

Hope this helps but I am sure some one else will give you a better answer.

Greg

gwpics
22nd June 2011, 08:54 AM
I know it is a silly idea, but have you thought of asking Metz. I emailed them through their technical link on the web site re another matter and got a very speedy and precise answer.

Gerry

ashonen
22nd June 2011, 11:01 AM
hi

thank you all for your help

my plan then is to mail both oly and metz to see what they say ill do it now

snaarman
22nd June 2011, 12:37 PM
That is interesting. I read somewhere the max for a E620 was 6.5v - which I find a bit unlikely..

Pete


If its any help, I received this answer from Olympus when I asked for the maximum safe trigger voltage an E-450 could tolerate

Hello,

Thank you for your query.

A compatible trigger voltage on E-450 is up to 250 volts.

Kind regards,

Jaroslav Zka
Technical Care Specialist

Regards
John

ashonen
22nd June 2011, 10:06 PM
Hi

Im still awaiting a reply from Olympus but metz have sent me this one

Symon,

I have checked in our Metz guide, sadly the 45 CT-4 trigger voltage is to high and isn't safe to use with modern digital SLR.

PLEASE DON'T USE THIS FLASH, IN DOING SO COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO YOUR CAMERA

Best Regards
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Simon Biggs
Intro 2020 Ltd Priors Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire. SL6 2HP
Tel: 01628 674411

francois
22nd June 2011, 10:11 PM
Just saw this thread.

In the subforum Flash, I posted a list of compatible Metz flashguns. It's the 45 CL-4 digital that is compatible.

ashonen
27th June 2011, 10:14 AM
Finaly I have got a very helpful reply from olympus :rolleyes:

Dear Symon,

Olympus makes no warranties regarding product compatibility with hardware from third parties. Please consult the manufacturer of your non-Olympus accessory.

Best regards,


Mikko

I have now orderd a safe sync so that should sort any voltage problems and ill be able to use my old metz once again

It would be a shame to have to sell the flash for next to nothing as it would cost at least 300 to get a like replacement and for a 30 its well worth it

sy

Naughty Nigel
20th September 2012, 12:39 PM
Did you ever resolve this question?

The voltage on the flash terminal of my Metz CL-4 (non digital version) is very low, and wouldn't harm anything. However, digital cameras employ a 'pre-flash' for exposure calcualtion purposes, which effectively empties the flashgun's capacitor before the shutter opens.

So, if you use one of these guns you will get a very bright flash, and a very dark picture!

I did enquire with Metz about the digital CL-4 model, but they indicated that compatibility was 'limited', which is a shame as they are great flashguns.