Looking for a unicorn? Flash trigger for Hasselblad 203FE, FM3A, Leica M and digital

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I am looking for a flash trigger that can work with with my 203FE, a digital Canon 5Dmk2 and my FM3A and, ideally also my M6TTL.

I would like to be able to use my various flashes: a Metz 45 CL4, Nikon SB-30, Nikon SB-27, an old Panasonic thyristor and a Leica SF24D.

The Strobist site recommends Phottix Ares - would they work at all?

Thanks very much in advance
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That Metz has no PC connector, but instead a Metz propriatery connector. One needs a Metz cable (or clone) from this connector to a hot foot or PC plug.
 

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Might want to put this in the WTB ada.
 
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Thank you very much for the replies. And apologies that it took a while to write back; I was travelling and only returned home today to check more exactly what connectors I have for the Metz flash.

Thanks very much for helping with the connector on the Ares. I have a cable with PC plug to Metz-specific connector, see attached image. Are there such things as a PC (female)-RCA (male) adapter?

They should - you'd need to make sure you get both a transmitter and a receiver. The receiver has both a hot shoe and a 3.5mm RCA plug, which you'd need to get the appropriate cord (RCA to PC) to trigger the Metz,

Thanks a lot - your reply made me wonder if there is a cable with the Metz-specific connector that ends in a hotshoe?

That Metz has no PC connector, but instead a Metz propriatery connector. One needs a Metz cable (or clone) from this connector to a hot foot or PC plug.

I think you might be right. I can only get TTL to work with the SCA 300A and SCA390 kit. But I wouldn't be using TTL with the Phottix triggers.

Just firing the flash is one thing. Using the Hasselblad's ttl is quite another. I am thinking that would have to be hard wired.

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Thank you very much for the replies. And apologies that it took a while to write back; I was travelling and only returned home today to check more exactly what connectors I have for the Metz flash.

Thanks very much for helping with the connector on the Ares. I have a cable with PC plug to Metz-specific connector, see attached image. Are there such things as a PC (female)-RCA (male) adapter?

Thanks a lot - your reply made me wonder if there is a cable with the Metz-specific connector that ends in a hotshoe?

Here is exactly what you need:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/685440-REG/Paramount_17PWME16P_PW_ME1_6P_Metz_6_to.html
 

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hi Phillip

pretty sure that "pocket wizard" still make and sell these adaptors
and are very knowledgable and helpful with all triggering problems

good luck

robin
 
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Hi again Scott

Would you know if this cable would work? It only has one lead on the flash end. I wouldn't use this cable for TTL through the SCA but to connect the flash to the trigger. But perhaps all leads are necessary for that?

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Thank you Robin. My apologies for the delayed reply but for some reason I don't receive email updates from this forum. I've bought the Phoenix Ares II. I'm not having much luck with them though but think one of the units is faulty. I only got it to work initially with the SB-30 on my EOS 5Dmk2 but after a while also that stopped. I will visit the shop on Thursday to see what's the matter. Perhaps I will change to another model.

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hi Phillip

pretty sure that "pocket wizard" still make and sell these adaptors
and are very knowledgable and helpful with all triggering problems

good luck

robin
 

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Hi again Scott

Would you know if this cable would work? It only has one lead on the flash end. I wouldn't use this cable for TTL through the SCA but to connect the flash to the trigger. But perhaps all leads are necessary for that?

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Philip
That SHOULD work for just triggering the flash. Obviously no TTL, but as you've said, in this case that's not the goal. I've not seen a Metz connector before without multiple pins, but my experience is far from universal.
 

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For triggering a SCA flash that can be set to manual- or auto-mode just a 2-pole connection is necessary (of course it must be the right poles...).
 
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