[OM] Re: Digital decisions

Subject: [OM] Re: Digital decisions
From: "Joel Wilcox" <jfwilcox@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 06:52:08 -0600
On 3/7/06, Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think the original question here about Vivitar flash was for the 555FD
> (one of my favorites on the hot shoe when used in conjunction with a
> T-32 on a BG-2).  However, I think I would be a bit leery of the 555FD
> on an E-x machine since it has no less than 7 electical contacts on the
> foot (to support Olympus, Minolta and Pentax).  Further, it does not
> have the cam operated pin retractors as found on a T-32.  It would seem
> to me that some of those 6 surplus pins are going to be in contact with
> something (possibly undesirable) on the E-x hot shoe.

Is the 555FD quite similar to the 550FD?  I have the latter and it
works fine with the C8080 for certain.  I don't know that I've tried
it with the E-1.

Joel W.
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