External cell for D40 flash

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  1. blowupster

    blowupster Member

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    Ok, it's not possible, it does not exist !

    However it should be possible. I tried this heavy experiment:

    I use a 503CX with a 80mm exposed in "T" , plug the flash wire to the body and used the syncho flash to another camera (Leica M8) SO the Hasselblad beacame a heavy external cell for my D-40 used for my other camera. Not realy practical but it proves that a clever man could built and sell a integrated cell to convert the D-40 to a normal flash (not hasselblad-TTL-only !)

    No one wants to try to build this funny stuff here ?
     
  2. wbulte

    wbulte Active Member

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    Isidor,

    Sure that is a nice hack. The electronics associated with the flash sensor in the Hasselblad bodies are quite basic so it should absolutely be do-able to produce your own little external sensor. A bit like a Metz Mecamat maybe.

    Wilko
     
  3. blowupster

    blowupster Member

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    One showed here the 2000fc electic drawing. With the the ttl electric drawing it will be resolved !
    Who has the code ?
     
  4. blowupster

    blowupster Member

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    BTW where to find a substitute extention sca cord for hasselblad-TTL ?
    It's hard to imagine that Hasselblad invent a new type of wire and the prize is realy to mutch.
    Any idea ?
     
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    Isidor,

    What exactly do you mean with "sca cord for Hasselblad TTL" ? The Metz SCA390?

    Wilko
     
  6. polypal

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    Isidor,

    An extension cords was available from Hasselblad:
    1 meter part 55120 or 5 meter part 55147
    Price was about 60 euro a few years back.
    The best way is to get a Lemo plug (Swiss made) that fits the D 40 and have a cable made to your requirements.
    Maybe fitting a cel inside the D40 with a switch to choose internal or external, camera, control is a better way to accomplish your wish.

    Paul
     
  7. blowupster

    blowupster Member

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    Paul,
    Well said !
    But how to build a cell inside the flash. Perhaps to open a sunpak 120j flash will help.
     
  8. Olof B

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    Hello Paul,

    I know that this thread is somewhat old but still valid...

    Do you have any idea what Lemo plug that fit the TTL-system for 500-series?


    BR
    Olof
     
  9. blowupster

    blowupster Member

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    ...only 3 years old !

    I havn't any answer. I found years ago a Hasselblad ttl 1 meter wire on B.
    Not bad.
    do not use my D40 so often, as the metering with digital back is not good.
    Now I sell my old flash and buy flashs witch have 2 important points:
    Slave mode
    Partial power manual mode

    Nikon flash are very good for this !


    Funny to realize I got very good results with a Leica 50mm 2.0, a Nikon SB-26 flash on my ....Canon 450D (with a AF confrm ring)
     
  10. polypal

    polypal New Member

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    Sorry,

    I do not know the partnumber for the plug but I do have several of those available for sale.
    There are several faulty D 40 flashes lying around here.
    Make me a sensible offer and you get a DIY kit that will keep you occupied for a while........
     

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