The Pentacon Six System
by TRA

Flash photography with the Pentacon Six

The Pentacon Six has a standard synchronisation socket for attaching a cable from a flashgun.  Well, not quite standard.  Round the socket there is a small wheel that can be rotated to lock the cable in place.  (You will not find this wheel on the Exakta 66.  Nor on the Kiev 60 or Kiev 88-6/ B.i.G.-Six / 88CM.)

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Mounting the flashgun:
    The accessory shoe

    Using a flash bracket with the Pentacon Six

    A flash bracket for the Exakta 66

Using the delayed action

Synchronisation speed with focal plane shutters

Flash sync at ALL speeds

The Press on sync speeds

The facts about using fill-in flash

To see a flash bracket used with the Kiev 88-“B.i.G.-six”, click here.

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© TRA April 2002 Latest revision: January 2014

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