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In article <AdfPa.52368$XV.3398707twister.austin.rr.com>, Manh Le <manhhleaustin.rr.com> wrote: > For modern flashes (ie. 1980 onward) I should set the green button to M > and *NOT* X. Is this correct? Shouldn't be. X sync (no delay) should be used for all electronic flashes; and I fact that's what I used to use with my Retina in days gone by. M sync is for M series flashbulbs (M-5, M-25) and has a delay to give the bulb time to "warm up", so to speak. If you use M for electronic flash, the light will have come and gone before the shutter opens....

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    In article <AdfPa.52368$XV.3398707twister.austin.rr.com>, Manh Le
    <manhhleaustin.rr.com> wrote:
    > For modern flashes (ie. 1980 onward) I should set the green button to M
    > and *NOT* X. Is this correct?
    Shouldn't be. X sync (no delay) should be used for all electronic
    flashes; and I fact that's what I used to use with my Retina in days
    gone by.

    M sync is for M series flashbulbs (M-5, M-25) and has a delay to give
    the bulb time to "warm up", so to speak. If you use M for electronic
    flash, the light will have come and gone before the shutter opens.
    Scott Schuckert Guest

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    The V is the self timer. Lift it a little and then move it. For
    electronic flash use "X". M is for bulbs, I think.

    Manh Le wrote:
    > bill martin wrote:
    >
    >> My 3c uses a flash cable with a regular PC connector. So do my 2c and
    >> 2a. If yours is a 3 "big" c, it may use something else.
    >> Congratulations, you'll find the Scneider lenses to turn out pictures
    >> as good as any lenses for 35mm cameras, even new ones.
    >>
    >
    > Thank you for the info. I will try the standard PC to see whether the
    > flash sync work or not.
    >
    > One more thing near the PC connector there is a green, sliding button
    > with three indicators: M, X, and V. The button does not seem to reach
    > the V letter. It only reaches M or X. Is this normal? I wonder what the
    > V mode is for?
    >
    > For modern flashes (ie. 1980 onward) I should set the green button to M
    > and *NOT* X. Is this correct?
    >
    > Manh
    >
    bill martin Guest

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