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    third part TTL flash with nikon F3

    This does not seem to be addressed anywhere. Can the as-17 or any nikon F3 adaptor enable TTL flash with third party flashes, or am I limited to Nikon if I want TTL?
    Thank you.

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    Check around photonet where this issue was discussed at length:

    http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetc...&msg_id=000T3J

    Flash options weren't an F3 strongpoint.

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    Sunpak shoe or handle mounts with a NE-3D module work perfectly.
    Bob

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    Bob's right. I have it and there are no problems. A plus is that the adapter is inexpensive used, not difficult to find, and works with all TTL capable Sunpaks.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I wish to use the metz 45 ct-4 or 5. Would the sca 345 or C 60 be appropriate? What is confusing is the absence of info on the various metz adaptors i.e straight answer. There are bargains on these adaptors on ebay.

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    I have used the Metz 60CT-2 and 60CT-4 with the F3. They worked great.

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    Get the Quantum Q-Flash...

    The Module system for the Quantum Q-Flash is Not Only EXCELLENT,

    but allows you to do Radio Controlled TTL Remote Flash.

    The only drawback with the F-3 is the position of the module

    on top of the rewind knob. A good excuse to add an MD-4 !

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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...h_Adapter.html

    Supposedly this Non-TTL flash adapter works for TTL. Its covered briefly on the MIR site, and is backed up by one review on B&H. I never bought one as I have the SB-16 with the F3 mount.

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    That adapter will only work in TTL with flashes that support the non-standard F3 TTL protocols and have a standard hot shoe. If you look at Nikon's AS-17 or the Sunpak NE-3D F3 module, you'll see they have a switch setup for inputting the ISO film speed. It might work with a SB16B with the hot shoe module, haven't tried it, my F3 type flashes all have the funky F3 foot.

    Otherwise it works fine for any Auto mode thyristor type flash, and costs less that the Nikon equivalent.
    Bob

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    Yes I've used Metz modules for the F3 on a MZ-3i and it works very well. I just checked it Mod #344.



 

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