Flash for Rolleiflex

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  1. gedra

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    I am looking to do some flash work with my older Rolleiflex which has only a sync cord connector and no hot shoe. I have a Metz 20C2 which works well, but wonder if there are any other more powerful units which use a sync cord and are not hot shoe dedicated. Thanks.
     
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    I have 2 rolleis, an automat from the fifties and a cord from around 1960, and I have been using an old viviter 283 which for me has power in plenty, you an pick them up for a song today, or even better the 285.
    Richard
     
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    I also have an Viviter 285 which works great on my Rolleiflex 2.8.

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    On my twinlens I use the e36re because it attaches to the pistol grip. The e36re is also nice because it lets you use a synch cord that locks at both ends.
    I also can say the Nikon SB-28 works well as a conventional non-TTL auto flash. I use that one more with the Rollei SLRs because the SB-28 has an adjustable field of coverage that works well with the 50 and 40mm lenses.
     
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    I have a SunPak auto 555 "potato masher" to use with my Rolleis. I don't think you can get much more powerful than that. I even managed to get a Rollei locking sync cord to use with it.
     
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    I've used a norman for my seagull 'flex clone. Why? Cause the silver parabolic reflector makes it looks more periodic.
     
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    I have the Metz 60CT4 and it would use sync cord and is quite powerful
     
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    I don't own the E36RE, just saw it in images on the net.
    How is the bracket of this flash different from a normal bracket so it can go between rolleifix and rolleigrip?
     
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    Another vote for the Vivitar 283 as a great match for the Rolleiflex.
     
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    Vivitar 283/285 are both excellent choices. Actually any flash with capable of Auto (thyristor) mode and a swiveling head would fit the bill. My trusty Vivitar 283 died in action last year and these days I use my Nikon strobes with my Rolleicord (Nikon SB-22s, Nikon SB-28)