Today my $2 flash arrived - a "Starblitz 120 mini "
I measured the trigger voltage at 220 volts , put it on my D50 and fired a test shot .
Not very strong is it ! But I suppose I can't expect much from one AA battery :smile:
When I opened it I noticed that the capacitor was very small and started to wonder ..... what if I took out the capacitor from my old faulty SB400 and fitted it in this little flash ?
A reasonable difference ....
I had to be careful of that dangly bit near my ear while taking another test shot - I measured the trigger pins at 220 volts again and the capacitor was at 280 volts
BAM ! Quite a difference I would say - all that extra stored energy .
I'm still wondering how long the tube will last but I've fired it 5 times now and it's still good - obviously it takes about 5X longer to fully charge up but I'm starting to see other possibilities ....