Flash not going off OM10 + Quantaray QB350a

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by floyd anderson, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. I got these from two different sources. The flash goes off when I use
    the button on the flash, and it sits well in the shoe. It doesn't go
    off when I take a picture with the OM10. Am I missing something?
    floyd anderson, Oct 21, 2004
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  2. floyd anderson

    me Guest

    I guess you mean you just bought them or you've never tried to use them
    together before..
    The flash trigger circuit in some cameras can be damaged by flashes that
    have high switching voltages. The Quantaray QB350a has 130 volt switch
    voltage. Look here: http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html Read
    my thread in this NG titled "Your flash can damage your camera!" here:
    You may have to contact your camera
    manufacturer (at their web site) and ask what the maximum voltage is that
    your camera can tolerate. Do you have another flash that you can try on
    that body? Do you have another body that you have successfully used this
    flash with in the past that you could try the flash with now? Good luck.
    me, Oct 21, 2004
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