Pen F flash sync problem

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by blind_sparks, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. blind_sparks

    blind_sparks Member

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    I acquired an Olympus Pen F on RFF a while back with the intent to use it for impromptu portraiture at gallery openings and what not...so with a flash stopped down, most likely. It was obvious that someone had taken it apart when I got it (the red index for the shutter speed dial was UPSIDE DOWN X(.), but that was an easy fix.

    When I tried this, the flash wouldn't go off. I assumed it was a bad/corroded connection wire, but when I opened the camera up I couldn't find any wire. Nothing connecting the PC sync to anything...so? Does anyone have a picture of how this is supposed to look so that I could maybe reconnect it? Thanks!
     
  2. John Hermanson

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    If it's a plain Pen F, wire runs down into the heart of the shutter, where the flash contact is located. Would require complete disaassembly to get to it. John
     
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    blind_sparks

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    Boo. =\

    Thanks, John!