RB67 Extension tube flash sync

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by powermonkey, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. powermonkey

    powermonkey Member

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    I have a strange problem with one of my extension tubes. Namely, if I'm using my 82mm tube - my flash will not fire. It will work just fine with the 45mm, or with no tubes at all. Is this normal or could something be wrong with my tube?
     
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    Do any of your tubes have linkage for the iris for exposure control?
     
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    That shouldn't happen no matter what tube you use since the flash sync is in the lens, independant of the camera n tube.

    The only thing I can say is perhaps the tube is not making a full revolution when firing the lens. Check to see if the tube pins rotate freely and complete the rotation when mounted on the camera body without a lens on it. Make a small tic with a pencil to see how far it goes compared with the plain lens mount rotation.