Rare XA flash

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by John Hermanson, Feb 13, 2009.

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    um...so what are you showing us? The flash or your business contact info.
     
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    I bought my first XA in 1980 or 81, and bought a second one last year. The only flashes I've seen are the A9M, A1L, A11, and A16.

    The A12 is new to me--was it ever released or was it purely a prototype? It looks very similar to the A11, though it has a bit longer range.
     
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    Really? I have now and have had in the past many, many XAs and XA-2s. I have never seen or heard or read in Olympus literature aboute this flash. Of course, my memory is probably not perfect, but even a Google search turns up nothing except mention of the usual four flash models.
    Can you please direct me to some information about the A12?
     
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    hello? Very rare. A12 flash was NEVER MANUFACTURED. This one of a small hand full of prototypes. the ones sold in stores were A11s. I didn't think I'd have to say that. Olympus may have been a little liberal in their output rating. John, www.zuiko.com
     
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    There was an A16 as well wasn't there?
     
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    Yes. A9M (came with XA-1), A-11, A-1L (with built in 6V lithium battery) , and A-16. The reference I was making was that most likely the A12 interior is much like or same as A11. After thorough testing, they may have felt the flash was overrated power-wise. They changed out case and released it as the A11. Here are pics again, so people don't have to clickalink. John, www.zuiko.com
     

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    A More Powerful Olympus A Flash.

    Does anyone know of an Olympus A18, or an A20 ?