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Re: [OM] .... hotshoe problem ... ?

Subject: Re: [OM] .... hotshoe problem ... ?
From: "claire" <clairetm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 1999 12:05:44 +0800
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From: Riek,Chris <criek@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: 'olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Saturday, August 14, 1999 2:53 AM
Subject: RE: [OM] .... hotshoe problem ... ?


>TMLee,
>
>I've had a similar problem with my OM-4T while using the shoe
>mounted TTL cord for the F280. The problem is that the "lips"
>on the hot shoe on the OM-4T (and the OM-2SP I'm told) are
>taller than the older cameras. Because of this reason, you may
>not get good contact on the pins. What I did was to put a thin
>shim of brass on the upper surface of the flash's hot shoe "lip".
>This pushed the flash down onto the pins more and solved my
>problem. My description may be a little hard to follow, but try
>this: Put the flash into the hot shoe and UNscrew the locking
>ring all of the way. Now gently push the flash against the camera.
>You should be able to see a small space between the flash and
>hot show "lips". This is the space that you want to put the shim
>into. I just attached it to the flash rather than the camera because
>it was the less expensive of the two. I hope that this helps you out.
>
>-Chris Riek
>Foxboro, MA
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: claire [SMTP:clairetm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>> Sent: Friday, August 13, 1999 10:49 AM
>> To: oly
>> Subject: [OM] .... hotshoe problem ... ?
>>
>> dear all,
>> I use an OM4Ti with a Metz 32CT7 with dedicated SCA321 adaptor.... The
>> square shaped ready green lite in the viewfinder sometimes does and
>> doesn't come on ... I've got to jiggle the flash mount  a little (even so
>> no guarantee... ) to get the lite to come on.... At times it works only
>> when the camera (with the flash hotshoed..) in turned vertically ... ie
>> handgrip towards  the floor .
>>
>> Any ideas on how to troubleshoot ? How to tell for sure whether its the
>> hotshoe or the flash that need's looking into    ...?
>>
>> Any one encountered such a problem before  ?
>>
>> Appreciate your advice....
>> regards
>> TMLee
>
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Dear Chris,
Thanks for the valuable advice, I shall try it. But B4 that.... I need a
little handholding... how do get that brass shim ? how do U fashion it and
more importantly, how do U get it to stay there in place ?

Hope it isn't too much of a bother to U....

Regards
TMLee


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