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    Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    When I got my Super Graphic, I did some waiting on the auction site to get just the right flash, which was a Honeywell Stobonar 682S. Really nice. The flash handle diameter was the #1 must-have, because the Graflite flash bracket rings fit perfectly. Moving down the list is thyristor operation, andcommon AA batteries. A fine flash in every way. But my trusty Sunpak 611 I bought new in '76 is what I wished I could put on it. I WILL NOT use the typical tripod mount flash bracket. So, my question--what other flash (preferably an old Sunpak) has the flash handle that the Graflite rings fit on? And it must have variable power from 1X to 1/128 power, like the 611. The Honewell one is a fine flash, but I'm an artisan with my Sunpak. I don't think I've ever used it at full power. If I did, it would blind the dead, if I needed the power. Please don't name some new model flash. I'm not interested. Thank you.

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    Re: Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    Rollei E36re

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    Re: Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    Norman 200b?

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    Re: Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    Funny, but the Sunpak 611 was my longest lasting flash. There are several on the auction site.

    FWIW, the Graflite flash handle is exactly 1.5" diameter.

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    Re: Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sampson View Post
    Norman 200b?
    Not automatic, no AA cells, not self-contained.

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    Re: Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    I was on the same quest some forty years ago. If I remember correctly, the only flashes which had a handle diameter of 1.5", were the Strobonars and the Heiland predecessors. The Strobonars were later made/distributed by Rollie.

    I also found an old Bogen Power Flash handle, and adapted a Lumedyne head to it. It was also 1.5" in diameter.

    PS - You may want to have the capacitor checked in that Strobonar. If it hasn't been used in a long time, those old capacitors some times fail catastrophically.
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    Re: Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    Of course the Sunpak 611, IIRC, used C batteries not AA.

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    Re: Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    Quote Originally Posted by HMG View Post
    Of course the Sunpak 611, IIRC, used C batteries not AA.
    He's right. I forgot we used to carry an external battery pack. A total PITA.

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    Re: Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    He's right. I forgot we used to carry an external battery pack. A total PITA.
    Actually the E36re also didnít use AA it used a NiCad sinter cell.
    Also Rollei didnít distribute Honeywell, they bought Honeywell flash units and became the manufacturer. While Rollei bought Honeywell Rolllei then fired all Rollei of America employees and moved the company from NJ to CO and replaced all the former Rollei employees with Honeywell employees. I was part of the NJ Rollei group.

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    Re: Strobonar Flash Handle Diameter Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    Actually the E36re also didnít use AA it used a NiCad sinter cell.
    Also Rollei didnít distribute Honeywell, they bought Honeywell flash units and became the manufacturer. While Rollei bought Honeywell Rolllei then fired all Rollei of America employees and moved the company from NJ to CO and replaced all the former Rollei employees with Honeywell employees. I was part of the NJ Rollei group.
    Does that make you a good-guy or a bad-guy?

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