Minolta 360px manual mode

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Wolfeye, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Wolfeye

    Wolfeye Subscriber

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    I was playing around with a long-ago-acquired Minolta 360px flash last night, and decided, for the first time, to see how well the "manual" mode worked. It has power settings like full, 1/2, 1/4 etc. Well, on "Full" everything worked fine, but when I wet to 1/2 the flash flashed, but not at 1/2 power. Far less. Much like a pre-flash on some flashes.

    Did I do something wrong? Miss a setting? Or is my flash dead on manual mode?
     
  2. John Koehrer

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    If you own a Ferrari it's carbon on the valves. Since it's a variable power flash it's most likely tarnish on the resistor band. Turn it back & forth a bunch of times & it may clear up. If you can get to it(high voltage)in there a spritz of contact cleaner could clear it up.