How do you protect your Metz from freezing over? (a little story)

Started Feb 20, 2009 | Discussions
thanos
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Re: How do you protect your Metz from freezing over? (a little story)
In reply to B Gavin, Feb 23, 2009

B Gavin wrote:

I like Metz myself, and have quite a selection of dedicated SCA
units, but generally tend to use the SCA 301 shoes anyway. Before
deciding to take the plunge for that 76 MZ-5, remember that it'll
take the same SCA 3102 Canon module and if that's really where your
issue is - you won't be a happy camper!

I use the 301s myself when I want to go "strobist" style. I like the PC connector (which the 3102 doesn't have).

If you've already swapped batteries and that didn't work, the next
cheap test you might want to try is a 'kettle cosy' - normally used
to insulate teapots, or a large mitten. If you can use one of those
and one of those chemical hand warmers to keep the flash itself warm
when not in use - you may be able to confirm that the problem is
actually related to the flash and not the SCA unit.
http://www.passengersonly.com/catalog/mr-busy-single-use-hand-warmers

I'd also suggest contacting the Metz support site and presenting the
issue to them. The techs there are very professional and you'll have
an answer in a day or so - no cost - and they'll tell you if this is
unusual behavior and what the probable cause would be.

http://www.metz.de/en/contact/contact-person/kontaktformular/support-technik-foto-elektronik.html

Thanks BG. The shoe is already on it's way to Metz. I do hope they find something wrong with it. I'll wait to see what they say before DIYing it.

Thanos

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