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Old 12th November 2012
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Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

The plastic of those flashes is not that great despite the price. For me the locking ring broke once and after some google it seemed to be quite standard issue. And remember if you change it the contacts are with springs so be careful.

oh yeah sorry for trashing your thread Graham
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Old 10th October 2013
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Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

Got to be a self combusting Christmas tree
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Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

Originally Posted by Falk View Post
Hey Falsh Gordon, whatever contraption that is, it made me smile You obviously have some talent for this kind of things. I dare say that this would probably work for doing upskirt shots!? With the photon pressure lifting the skirt during the process
On the other hand, doesn't this look like a radial engine
Upskirt shots?
Wot's all that about then?

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Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

Originally Posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
So many "guesses" - Thanks Guys

Some have even given me "ideas"

As a clue to one thing I'll be doing: There will be either a bit of wood with nails in, each nail wired to one side of a flash trigger and a "fly lead" wired to all the other terminals of the flash trigger contacts.

OR: They will be wired up to a 12 pole rotary switch, driven by a variable speed motor.

Now try guessing what the model will be doing

My guess is flying past flapping it's wings - obviously you plan to have 12 overlayed images on a single long exposure, but that technique is very useful.

Out of interest some of the slow motion panning sequences from the matrix were shot in a similar way, but with 120 cameras in a circle all fired sequentially!

Great project and very interesting information re ASDA - I've got a photo lab in my local ASDA so I might try asking REALLY nicely and see what I can get - that ring flash looks fab!


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Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

Model has to be a ballerina or similar, Graham ?
The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.
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Old 10th October 2013
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Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

my guess is that Graham has finished this in the last 11 months.......
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Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

There were several ideas based on the capability of "Live View Time Exposure" with the model "Performing" as the multiple flash units were fired at the correct exposure distance, but remote from the camera position.

Other ideas included the model appearing illuminated in all of the windows of the Eastbury Manor House.

All would be dusk through to night shots with all manner of flash contraptions set up to produce the desired effects.

It all fell by the wayside, due to poor weather and models not turning up. Then was put to one side in favor of TriggerTrap rigs and alternative (safer) ways to do things.

It remains in the back of my mind as something to do, but is of low priority at present. Sorry to disappoint those wanting to see a mushroom cloud over Barking, but Grade I listed buildings deserve due respect.


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Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

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Well, the thing had some issues with getting full contact and I had always to wiggle a bit or 'TTL' would not show up on the display. This evening I wanted to takes some shots from a drum set assembly in our living room, so attached the flash. Darn! TTL does not show up and no recognition of set aperture either. Wiggle a bit and pull the screw more tight - CRACK! End of story!
Not much help for your current predicament I know but the reason I chose a Metz flash over an Olympus model was the Metz has a metal hotshoe mount.
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This is to remind myself that I'm sitting indoors instead of out there taking photos!
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