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Old 05-17-2008   #1
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I have a pentax k110d. I'm using a hot shoe to pc adaptor to fire some off camera strobes. The problem is the strobes will fire once, and it won't fire again unless I disconnect then reconnect the pc cord. I use the same setup with my Canon rebel xt and have no problems. Any Idea why this is happening? The sync voltage is 5.1 volts.

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Old 10-03-2008   #2
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better late than never...your sync voltage is fine....if everything works for canon and fails on the pentax...what strobes are you using? Are they sending a terminate signal to your pentax --- zero voltage to reset on camera micro relay? Check with a DC voltage meter to see if you do get a zero voltage signal from the flash unit and that you really are getting the nominal <6volt DC during firing of the flash and it does not spike to some crazy figure. I don't know anything about the two cameras you have, but know the electronics generally involved for flash setups involving DSLR's.
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moved to the pentax board ..


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