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    MAT 124 W/ Sunpak 383

    Hey!
    Recent 'thread' asked about MAT and more modern flash compatibility. Encouraged, I've attempted to introduce my recently acquired MAT 124 to the 383 and have found that the beveled lip on the front of the 383 mounting
    foot only permits front to back seating. The 330deg. swivel does allow head to get forward (almost); but, the light sensor is pointing aft! Anybody overcome this obstacle??

    Thanks,
    John

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    On my older 'period correct' Sunpak that I use with my 124G, I removed two plastic 'ears' on the foot of the unit so it would slide onto the 124G's shoe with the correct orientation.

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    Hi, you can use a flash bracket/handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Shiu View Post
    Hi, you can use a flash bracket/handle.

    Jon

    Or.. you can use a dremel tool. How absurd.

    tim in san jose
    Where ever you are, there you be.

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    If I was to use a flash with my Mat 124, I think I'd consider reverting the shoe on the camera. It would need a simple piece to offset it a bit from the camera, some longer screws, but seems really feasible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    If I was to use a flash with my Mat 124, I think I'd consider reverting the shoe on the camera.
    "reversing", je croix.

    "reverting" is to return to a prior state or condition.

    Lee

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    That on-camera shoe wasn't built to hold a heavy flash. I think you're better off with a bracket, especially one that places the flash directly over the lenses.

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    flash on camera - ewwwww
    camera on (mono /) tripod or handheld works great with a 124G
    (i used a 411 like that for years )

    i use a stroboframe sometimes, it works ... OK

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    I use a small falsh in the cold shoe of the Yashica D & 124G. I had to do some "surgery" on the plastic foot to make it slide in backwards. It has some exposed 135 film end taped to the flash tube. It will set off optical slaves ok.

    Another way is to use a bracket as suggested above - But I'm cheap (so no Stroboframe). A $10 Ebay bracket with a handle mount flash & home made ($2.39 plastic bowl) diffuser can work well. check my Photobucket page for particulars. The square photos were taken with the Yashicas. You can see the dramatic difference the bracket & diffuser makes.

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v57/Jim.e/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee L View Post
    "reversing", je croix.

    "reverting" is to return to a prior state or condition.

    Lee
    Absolutely. Thanks Lee ! (But "je crois" ;-) )
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