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 Post subject: Old Flashes?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:41 am 
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Hello, I Found an old Jessops (Uk photography shop) Flashgun in the roof, It is a dual flash Thyristor Flash gun, I will try and post a photo of it on here at some point this week but here is a photo of one similar.

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My Question is Will this be safe to use on my 60D? Because I have read articles saying that the Sync voltage, (or something like that) Could damage the cameras components? They said something about 240 volts on these old type flash guns?
I didnt realize a charge was sent back to the camera?

Ohh Yeah it was a pentax fit, is the canon mount different?

Thanks Gareth

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 Post subject: Re: Old Flashes?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:27 am 
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I have seen a list of working flashes and not workng ones. Maybe I have it in my link list on my other computer; I can look for it later on.

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 Post subject: Re: Old Flashes?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:53 pm 
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Heres AN image of it

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 Post subject: Re: Old Flashes?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:32 am 
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And here's the list I found in my link list ;)

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

Well, there are only the 220TBZ and the 280ABZ in the list but as they both are not safe to use with EOS cameras, this 240TBZ probably won't either.

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 Post subject: Re: Old Flashes?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:55 am 
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Thats a shame, I would have liked to have had a flash gun, Unfortunately Im not allowed to spend any more money on my camera :-(

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 Post subject: Re: Old Flashes?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Just brought this

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/pro ... /Show.html?


Trying to use it but it wont work, any ideas?

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