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sius Basic MemberThu 29-Nov-01 11:51 PM
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I am planning to buy a used SB28. My friend told me that there's a limited life with the light bulb of the speedlight (so it may not be advisable to buy a used one). Is this true? Can someone also advise me how to test a used speedlight? Thanks.

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberFri 30-Nov-01 03:46 AM
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#1. "RE: used speedlights"
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San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

Yes, they do have a limited life ............ which is usually much longer than ours. If you want to perform a test, it is really simple: shoot a roll of slides with it.
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jnscbl Basic MemberFri 30-Nov-01 02:38 PM
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Johnny Basic MemberFri 30-Nov-01 03:07 PM
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Westampton, US
          

I have a used SB26. I do imagine the bulb will burn out someday but until then, I'll keep using it. *shrug*


The best way to keep any speedlight from burning out is to not use it at all. But then again, the shutter on your camera is rated for X number of firings. You might want to not use your camera because you might use up the shutter. Best bet would be to put your camera and flash on the shelf in your closet.



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Newsphotog Basic MemberFri 30-Nov-01 03:15 PM
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Toronto, CA
          

A good and safe way of testing it...........buy it, use it and then tell us when it burns out.......most if all of us won't be with this world any longer.

It sounds smug, but unless you're shooting dozens of rolls a day, everyday, you're probably not going to burn out your flash unless you blow a circuit or something drastically goes wrong with it.

Buy it, enjoy it and everything should be fine. The other contributors do make fun but they have a good point. No reason to worry about something that I have never heard of happening.

John
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meerkat Basic MemberFri 30-Nov-01 11:43 PM
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silly-can valley, US
          

I'm kind of OT here.

Speedlite is highly electronic toys, when buy
a used speedlight from unknown, do try to aware of
unexpected behaviour, such God-triggered firing etc.


meerkat

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberSat 01-Dec-01 02:46 AM
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San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

And a good wipe with alcohol wouln't be a bad idea either.
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Johnny Basic MemberSun 02-Dec-01 05:31 AM
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Westampton, US
          

LAST EDITED ON Dec-02-01 AT 06:33 AM (GMT)


God-triggered firing

I have seen this happen when people turn on one or both devices before they attach them together. Best thing would be to make sure both devices are off before attachment.

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mythrenegade Basic MemberMon 03-Dec-01 09:46 PM
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Oak Hills, US
          

God Triggered Firing?!?!?

I'll bet his pictures turn out a lot better than mine

Joel

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Johnny Basic MemberWed 05-Dec-01 03:23 PM
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Westampton, US
          


I'll bet his pictures turn out a lot better than mine


That is because most of the time, He has a better vantage point to shoot from.


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Witness Basic MemberFri 07-Dec-01 04:36 AM
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Seoul,
          

Hi.

I can't stop laughing!
You guys are so funny. Hahaha.
I was in class(MIS) when I read
this, and I burst out into a hearty
laugh. Gee, I shouldn't be logging in
when I'm in class. Teehee...



  

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