Using a live hotshoe on a cold fitting?
As part of a Minolta XE kit I was given, I received a Vivitar 283 flashgun. I decided to give it a try on my Koni-Omega, so I slide it onto the cold shoe, connected the flash via the sync port and gave it a try.
All worked fine (except for my technique), until I slide the flash off the unit. I turned it off, released the latch and slide it off. As I did, the unit flashed (obviously I had closed the connection. Even though the shoe on the Koni is dead, it is still metal). Will this kind of shorting cause drama? Would I be best insulating the connectors on the flash before doing this again?