Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 sync plug
From: Dave Yoder <>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 20:18:42 -0700

Thanks a lot for that info, it helps explain things. I wonder however why they
worked literally for decades with Nikons then Canons, but not my R8. I presume
it's to protect the electronics in the R8. I guess it's worth it, kinda, in a
sad way.

Dave Yoder

"Robert G. Stevens" wrote:

> Dave:
> I use a Norman studio flash setup and it would not work on the R8 unless I
> used an adapter to drop the voltage down to something the R8 could handle.
> I took a multimeter across the sync cord and I think it was over 90 volts,
> which is way over the 24v max of most modern cameras.  I think my R8 also
> worked once or twice before it would work only with the adapter to drop the
> voltage.
> Regards,
> Robert
>  At 10:58 PM 8/3/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >I got a call from Leica today saying they couldn't  duplicate the failure of
> >the sync plug on my R8. I'd tried it with three different cords and two
> >different Norman packs. The fellow said it might be because the packs were
> >using a trigger voltage that was too high or something like that.
> >
> >Anyone else have similar problems? Seems kinda strange that all the other
> >cameras will work on those packs, and that the first time right out of the
> box
> >the camera's sync worked but then didn't a couple weeks later. Odd.
> >
> >Dave Yoder
> >
> >