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Thread: Flash Supermatic Electronic Flash Sync

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    Flash Supermatic Electronic Flash Sync

    I have a 203mm Ektar lens in a Flash Supermatic shutter. I'd like to use it with electronic flash, but it lacks an 'X' setting (only 'F' and 'M' are available). Is there any way to use this shutter to trigger electronic flash?

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    Re: Flash Supermatic Electronic Flash Sync

    Don't cock the flash delay. Try it.

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    Re: Flash Supermatic Electronic Flash Sync

    Dan is correct. If you don't cock the delay mechanism it should sync with electronic flash. That is assuming everything is working properly. Some models of the Supermatic have a resistor in the circuitry that can burn out. If your shutter doesn't sync, that could be the cause.

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    Re: Flash Supermatic Electronic Flash Sync

    Early (plain) Supermatics didn't have X-sync, but all the Flash Supermatics should work as described above. If your shutter has the ASA-bayonet connector, a little searching should turn up one of the bayonet-PC sync adapters.

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