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Would anyone know if the AE1 Program is compatible with a Honeywell Strobonar 770? The strobe works fine with my FTQL. Recently I acquired the AE1 Program with 188 flash, but would like to use the Strobonar with AE1.
-- J Woodson (email@example.com), February 06, 2001
Is the Strobonar just an ordinary, non-dedicated flash with one contact on each side of the shoe for the ground and one in the middle? If it is, it should work fine on virtually any camera with a hot shoe, without any dedicated functions.
-- David Goldfarb (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 06, 2001.
> If it is, it should work fine on virtually any camera with a hot shoe, without any dedicated functions.
Almost true, BUT.
Some older flashes produce very high voltages across their contacts. High enough to fry the brains of poor delicate modern electronic cameras.
The AE1P is an electronic camera, although how delicate I don't know.
I have read that you can get some kind of intermediate device that reduces the voltages, but I don't know any more than that I'm afraid.
-- Roger Broadbent (email@example.com), February 07, 2001.
Thanks for your anwers.
Actually the Strobonar mounts on a bracket that attaches to the camera connecting with a cable to fire it. There are not any contact points and I'm not sure what the voltage is. It works fine with my FTQL and my Rolleiflex, but just not sure about the AE 1 Program yet.
-- jwoodson (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 07, 2001.
If you're worried about the potential trigger voltage issue, Wein makes a device called the "Safe Sync." The model you would want would be the hot shoe version, then you plug the PC cord from your Strobonar into a PC socket on the Wein.
That said, I doubt this would be a problem. The AE-1P doesn't have any sophisticated sync or TTL metering capabilities like some new cameras, so I can't imagine what electronics would be involved.
-- David Goldfarb (email@example.com), February 19, 2001.