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Gear Talk => Third Party Manufacturers => Topic started by: sandymandy on October 01, 2012, 02:35:39 PM

Title: Bauer flash question
Post by: sandymandy on October 01, 2012, 02:35:39 PM
Hi,

somewhere along the lines of my interest into yongnuo flashes i somewhat happened to get an old Bauer flash for free! Its the model 5028 servo. Im just not sure if i can use it with my eos system or if its gonna fry it up cuz of electrical differences. Any experiences?

Title: Re: Bauer flash question
Post by: AdamJ on October 12, 2012, 07:27:06 PM
Here's a link to a flashgun voltage table. Although not quite the same model number as yours, the Bauer unit listed has an incompatible trigger voltage. If I were you, I wouldn't risk it.

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html (http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html)
Title: Re: Bauer flash question
Post by: sandymandy on November 12, 2012, 06:03:41 AM
Hello again!

I got a Praktica MTL5b now and wonder if its safe to use the bauer flash with it? I suppose yes? Input welcome.
Title: Re: Bauer flash question
Post by: AdamJ on November 12, 2012, 07:11:20 PM
Your Praktica MTL5 would probably survive an arc welder attack so I shouldn't imagine any flashgun could trouble it.

Title: Re: Bauer flash question
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on November 12, 2012, 09:31:17 PM
Early DSLR's were susceptable to high voltage at the triggering of a flash.  Canon redesigned the flash circuits so 250 volts is not a concern, but I'd stay away from flashes that produce 400v or higher.
here is a popular list  http://dpanswers.com/roztr/volt_finder.php (http://dpanswers.com/roztr/volt_finder.php)
 
Old flash units can be had for $5, so just pick a low voltage one, imho.