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Hi, new to DSLR, got myself a nice E400 with stock lens, I have a number of old OM gear and wondered if the T20 flash will work on my new kit ???
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Re: T20

Hi Don't put the t20 flash in your hotshoe as its too high a voltage trigger, you will fry your electrics in the camera, but you can get a safe flash adapter, or go off camera with a remote trigger unit which you can get resonabley cheap arround 20.00 off ebay.

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Have a read of this thread:

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...hlight=voltage

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Re: T20

Hi, thanks for that, were can I get the safe flsh adapters from ?
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Re: T20

Hi it is called a safe sync hotshoe adapter you can google it or look on ebay their are useually a few on there. the cheapest way is with a remote trigger the rf4 what I use I bought for 19.95 it allows you to not only use any flash but you can set it any where you want away from the camera within 10 meters. the safe sync hotshoe sits between the flash and your hotshoe but are more expensive.

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Re: T20

Another thread that is worth a look is

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...hlight=voltage

There is a great link from HughofBardfield to a table of flash voltages.

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I have 7 of these guns and the highest voltage I have measured is 5.45V between the side contact and the centre pin.

There is however other contacts designed for the OM contacts that are not compatable with the E-Series Cameras. These are positioned in front of the E-System contacts, so as long as you don't put the flash on the camera with it switched on, it works OK.

I have used them on my E-System cameras several times with no problems
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I've used both my old T20 and T32 on my Olympus E500 and not had any problems!

Although I've since bought myself a FL36 which is a far more modern piece of kit!
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Re: T20

Hi All,
Thanks for all the info, still some contrasting views, I still get the jitters at the prospect of frying the electrics, {makes you realise how robust the OM2n was}.?
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Re: T20

Just measured my FL-50R That is 4.68V

So the T-20 is within the "nominal" 5V that most modern DSLRs work at.

I also have guns that have 360V across the contacts, which I don't put onto the E-System cameras. Those I trigger with a SYK-3 slave trigger (5 off ebay)

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