Hi Folks. I'm new here and joined in the first instance at least to ask this question. I have a pair of Metz 45CT4's that I have had for years and would like to be able to use them with the D50 if possible. At present I cant even get them to fire singularly on manual mode. My leads are SCA-343 and the common lead is a Nikon SC-17 for joining the two together. They are dedicated to Nikon TTL via the leads, well at least with all prior models I have used.
Anyone know of any adapters etc I might be able to purchase? It seems the camera knows the flash is there as the popup stays down and the little flash signal inside the camera continues to flash as if the charge state of the flash isnt being recognised.
#3. "RE: Metz 45CT4 .....??" In response to Reply # 0
Here is the scope. Take the SCA 343 base off the flash and tape over contact #8 on the flash's circuit board. That is the third contact on the right side (middle one). That is, if you look at the contacts with the flash pointing away from you, or with the serial number right side up.
The flash should then work in A/M mode. The flash indicator won't show on the control panel of the D50 any longer.
I must have had the same problem before with my FM2 camera, as I found another adapter for the Metz flash, that has only one middle and side contacts. I don't see any number on it, so I can not tell if it is an original Metz part, but it may well be.