I have an AF280T collecting dust. $30+shipping and its yours.

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 6:26 PM, P. J. Alling
<webstertwenty...@gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems that when I'm not actually breaking my equipment, it's breaking
> itself.
>
> I was using the AF200T with my digital cameras, and been pretty happy with
> the results.  Sure it's not P-TTL, but as far as it goes, having it's own
> sensor, the fact that it actually sets the recommended f stop and shutter
> speed when the camera is in program mode with an A class  or later lens, was
> convenient.
>
> It also worked well with K/M lenses though it obviously loses even the small
> amount of automation supported with modern digital interface cameras.
>
> Within it's limited parameters it gave good exposures, is compact, and now
> it's broken.  It just stopped firing, either when mounted to the camera or
> when the test button is pressed.  Based on that I'm pretty sure that I know
> what's wrong, it has a blown secondary capacitor.
>
> It would probably be an easy fix, if I had a schematic, but finding the part
> without one wouldn't be cost effective, let alone the effort involved, for a
> flash I could probably replace for $10.   Worse it would probably cost more
> than that to order the capacitor.
>
> Sometimes I miss Radio Shack.
>
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