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Re: [Rollei] Re:TTL Flash on the 6008I

So far as I can tell, you're 100% correct.  As much as I love my 6008i
camera, the design of the flash system is idiotic!  I don't know who in the
world thought up this abomination.  When I want to shoot outdoor fill flash
I use my old 6006, which works as it should. You can set the camera to full
auto if you like and the flash will still fire, and you can control flash
output by changing the ISO setting on the SCA adapter.  It's simple, it
works, and the photos are perfect.  Even with transparency film.

Someone posted here a while back that Marflex can modify the 6008i so it
works just like the 6006, and I think the first time I send mine in for
a general CLA I'll have this done if not too costly.


> From: Mark Malkin <mm15  >
> Reply-To: rollei  us
> Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 22:14:56 -0400
> To: rollei  us
> Subject: [Rollei] Re:TTL Flash on the 6008I
> What I learned was interesting; anyone with specific knowledge that any the
> following items are NOT correct please contact me with additional information
> 1. The exposure compensation control on the camera HAS NO EFFECT ON THE
> 2. The exposure compensation control on the camera will not allow the flash
> to fire if it is set to zero compensation and any auto mode is set.
> 3. The Metz SCA300D spacer is a totally passive spacing block and has
> absolutely no effect on the flash operation.  Some folks had suggested that
> it may be required for proper flash function on the 6008I but upon
> disassembly it is clear there is nothing active inside it.
> 4 The SCA 356 has a circuit board with lots of electronic components inside.
> The only way to achieve fill flash in TTL controlled mode on the 6008I that
> I could find is to set the ASA dial on the camera back to overexpose by the
> desired compensation amount and then set the exposure compensation to minus
> the same correction amount  ( for minus 2 stops fill flash set the ASA to
> 25 with film that is really ASA100 and set the exposure compensation to
> minus 2)
> Please advise
> *******************
> I could find no other method that worked and I used a flash meter to
> conduct the tests.
> Anyone with excellent knowledge of these components who is able to verify
> or to correct this information please contact me.