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Oldskool Flashguns in parallel?

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Adrian Layden
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Oldskool Flashguns in parallel?
Feb 2, 2009

I have been using an old Sunpak455 auto candlestick flashgun with my Sony A200 by using one of those SYK-5 optical red-eye delay slaves quite sucessfully. I have just found another Hanimex TZ-2 auto flashgun in the loft which also still works OK.

My question is, can I run these simultaneously from the same slave (the Hanimex on the slave hotshoe, and the Sunpak via the PC sync plug on the slave side) or will the likely difference in open circuit voltage screw one/both up?

I probably knew the answer to this 20 years ago but now I can't remember.

Cheers, Ady
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