Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
That 611 is a great flash. I've had mine since '76.
I didn't know the 611 went back that far - I thought it was mid-80s vintage. Mine came without the clamp and bracket, so it'll be a while until I get to shoot with it.

I find it interesting that a lot of thyrister-based units from that era are still going strong after 35 or more years: in addition to the OEM lines, units from Achiever, Starblitz, Sunpak, Vivitar, Metz, and other brands [as well as some off-brands] that have slipped my mind are proving to be virtually bullet-proof as long as they've been used periodically and stored without deteriorating batteries fouling up their contacts.