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The main signal that you want to know about is at the big contact in the middle, labeled X-Sync in your second image. To trigger the flash, the camera shorts this contact to ground (the sides of the hot shoe). It's not surprising that you didn't see this with a meter -- I believe the flash supplies the voltage, so with no flash connected there's no voltage ...


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To trigger a flash with a basic "fire" only command, the camera does not output any voltage at all. It just closes the circuit between the ground (G in you top photo) and the X-sync pin (D in your top photo). This allows voltage supplied by the flash to flow through the circuit back into the flash and fire the strobe. Your camera can only handle so much ...


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The large center pin is the main thing (along with the ground connections at the edges) on a standard hot shoe. The smaller pins are for proprietary communication between a specific camera brand and flashes compatible with that brand's automatic flash protocol. Of you are creating a self made flash you only need to be concerned with the center pin and ...


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If you would mention your concerns, possibly some answer could address some specifics. There are many signals at the Nikon hot shoe. The smaller pins conduct ongoing active communication (Nikon system is named CLS) between the camera and the flash. The flash is told values of f/stop and ISO to display (and the flash can compute and show maximum flash ...


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On any iso-compatible flash or camera hotshoe, the sync signal--the one that fires the flash in sync with the shutter opening on the camera--is communicated by the pin in the center of the "square" of the hotshoe/foot. So, to fire a flash correctly, you can use any ISO-compatible flash. It just has to have that square layout, use the rails as ground, and ...


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There are lots of flash choices for your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera. If you want TTL auto flash you must use an Olympus or Panasonic compatible flash that will communicate the settings to your camera. For manual flash you can use almost any brand of flash. Here is a link to B&H Photo showing many different Olympus/Panasonic TTL ...



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