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Cephus
Cephus  92127 forum posts England
25 Jan 2010 - 8:37 PM

Does anyone know if I can use an Olympus T32 flash gun on the hot shoe of a Fujifilm S9500? If not how can I find out?

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Jestertheclown
25 Jan 2010 - 9:02 PM

There was a thread on here a while ago about using 'wrong' flashes on these cameras and I think the answer is no. It might damage the camera. Something to do with voltage (?)
I suggest a trawl through the 'cameras' forum looking under 'Fuji' before you try it!
Jester.

Cephus
Cephus  92127 forum posts England
25 Jan 2010 - 9:07 PM

Thanks for your reply. It's all to do with the trigger voltage being high or low. A bit of googling tells me the the T32 is around 12 volts but I dont know if thats considered to be high or low.

Jestertheclown
25 Jan 2010 - 9:11 PM

Hi Cephus,
Sorry, can't help more than that but at least you now know there could be a potentially destructive problem!
Jester.

Jestertheclown
25 Jan 2010 - 9:22 PM

link

Found it!
There's some fairly confusing advice on there but it might just help.
Jester.

User_Removed
25 Jan 2010 - 9:22 PM

Should be OK...

Take a look here - scroll down to 'Olympus' and the trigger voltages look to be fine. OK - 'The Pundits' say '6v' is the figure for digital but... my Sigma SD9, Nikon D70, Nikon D200 and D300 manuals ALL say 250v are OK.

>< 7 and 14v as reported on the link should be fine.

If in any doubt - get a Wien adapter.

Last Modified By User_Removed at 25 Jan 2010 - 9:23 PM
cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 9:25 PM

Rule of thumb only, But most digital operate at 6 volts, Maybe less.

Safe option " If in doubt " don't try using it.

Or use a " Safe Sync " made by Wein, This goes between the camera & the flash, Basically soaks up any overvoltages.

That said the Wein Safe Sync is around 45 quid....For that you could buy a flash unit that will be safe to use....Wink

Sure you could use it remotely to, But lets face it, The T32 is a fairly basic unit, No bounce, Sits close to the camera, Pin arrangement is Oly specific, I have one around here somewhere, No plans to park it on my digital cameras though....!!!

EDIT: Beaten by Mike....Sad But add to my comment, The T32 sits almost on top of the camera, You may have issues with the lens/body creating a shadow in the lower part of an image, Assuming it works that is..

EDIT 2: Mike is that Wein adapter the same as the safe sync, I wonder...???

Last Modified By cameracat at 25 Jan 2010 - 9:33 PM
User_Removed
25 Jan 2010 - 9:31 PM


Quote: But lets face it, The T32 is a fairly basic unit

Heathen!!!

It was 'Le boule de Chien' if you owned an 'Oly' back then!!!!

Wink

Grin

Cephus
Cephus  92127 forum posts England
25 Jan 2010 - 9:33 PM

Thanks for your interest from what i've seen and read I think it looks OK.


Quote: No bounce,

Look again Wink

cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 9:36 PM


Quote: Heathen!!!

It was 'Le boule de Chien' if you owned an 'Oly' back then

LOL...That would be me....Chuckle....Smile

Absolutely agree though....Was a great unit so well made too, My old one is around here somewheres, Its in mint condition too..Smile

User_Removed
25 Jan 2010 - 9:39 PM


Quote: Look again

Correct Mon Ami !

Wink

(What are we bid for a mint Oly T32 from Vince then... come along now - form a line! Get yer bid in 'ere!!!)

Grin

Last Modified By User_Removed at 25 Jan 2010 - 9:40 PM
cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 9:40 PM


Quote: Look again

Stands corrected....Sad Was thinking of the T20....Smile

cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 9:43 PM


Quote: (What are we bid for a mint Oly T32 from Vince then... come along now - form a line! Get yer bid in 'ere!!!)

LOL, Make that an orderly cue please....Smile

But my OM2 & OM10 ( all black quartz ) would be very lonley with out it....Smile

User_Removed
25 Jan 2010 - 9:53 PM

OM-2!

Yum!!

Cephus
Cephus  92127 forum posts England
26 Jan 2010 - 8:45 PM

Google is my friend. Smile

Thanks for your help

linky

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