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Subject: Re: [Leica] M flash technique
From: "Christopher Williams" <>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 21:11:28 -0500
References: <>

That's what I get for listening to a N*kon rep.

Chris Williams
New Orleans

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "olivier nguyen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] M flash technique

> Hi everyone and Chris,
> I open the SC17 cord up just right after I read your message last night
> about 1:30 A.M.  there is no way to reverse the position of the cord so it
> won't stick to the front.
> 1) first I intended to bring the wire to the opposite side but there is a
> problem.  the problem is that if i bring the wire to the backside, i have
> cut a hole so the wire can comeout of the the connector.  if i cut a hole,
> will also cut away the tab that hold two parts of connector together.  so
> ..NO GO.
> 2) second, I then try to see that I can reverse the pins so it can be
> opposite with the cord while it in camera position.  this is also no go.
> since all the pins have hole to hold and even if i drill new hole to the
> connector, it won't work due to the fact that there are many hole already
> pre-grill in there that won't give much tolerance between each hole.
> bottom line,  no way to reverse the SC17 cord with a proper secure way.
> I am thinking of drill a hole on top of the connector so the cord instead
> come out in front it is now come out on top.  I am not sure about this way
> yet.  would it worth to do this and would the cord still interfere with
> camera front any more after modification?  I will check again and see it
> worth a try.
> >From: "Olivier T. Nguyen" <>
> >Reply-To:
> >To:
> >Subject: Re: [Leica] M flash technique
> >Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 01:34:29 -0400
> >
> >Chris,
> >are you serious?  please confirm this before i open it up. :)
> >Olivier
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Christopher Williams" <>
> >To: <>
> >Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 10:39 PM
> >Subject: Re: [Leica] M flash technique
> >
> >
> > > I'm told by a Nikon rep that the SC17 could be taken apart and
> >to
> > > have the cord in the back of the hotshoe instead of sticking out the
> >front.
> > > She told me the SC17 cord is basically telephone wire and can be cut
> > > replaced. Anyone wanna try this?
> > >
> > > Chris Williams
> > > New Orleans

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