High-voltage external flash with Olympus C-2000

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Michael White, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. In trying to use an external flash with my C-2000, I came across many posts
    citing the danger of using high-voltage flashes (my Vivitar 283 puts 230
    volts across the sync cable). A call to Oly tech support confirmed that it
    is 100% OK to do this. About 100 test flashes later my C-2000 is still
    working fine. As far as I know, this applies only to the C-2000; your milage
    may vary. I had to jump through the well-documented exposure control hoops
    to get it right, but it's now working very well.
     
    Michael White, Jan 22, 2004
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  2. Michael White

    Jimmy Guest

    Curious. When I called last year regarding the trigger voltages and my C-5050, the Olympus Support
    person didn't recommend it and suggested a Wein Safe-Sync. I ended up putting my 283 in storage and
    picked up a Promaster 5750. Trigger voltage on it is between 4-5vdc.
     
    Jimmy, Jan 23, 2004
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  3. Michael White

    gr Guest

    The C5050 has protection circuitry as well. Depending on who you talk to at
    Olympus, you'll get an okay up to a couple of hundred volts. I suspect some
    support people are either clueless to the real specs, or they're just being
    over-cautious.
     
    gr, Jan 24, 2004
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