A&P 580 EX owners... zoom it to 24mm, set it to full power, touch it to your skin...

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    And discharge it. Do you think it's an electronic shock caused by an induced current in your skin (from the EMF emitted by all that energy running through that coil of wires)

    OR do you think it's a burn caused either by the intense EMF (the EMF in the visible spectrum) going directly into your arm... (as if you burned yourself with a magnifying glass in the sun.... but in 1/1200th of a second).

    It FEELS like a shock. The mark it leaves is more like a burn.

    Come back after you've done some testing.
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    No I will not do that haha.
     
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    Next time, zoom it to 105mm, then report back.
     
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    The coils get closer to the front plastic element as you go wider.

    at 105mm you feel nothing.
     
  6. CornUponCob the masochist :mamoru2:
     
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    put a couple to your eyes and do it 50 times, let me know what happens.
     
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    done it before (except with an old flash, not my 580).

    it is purely heat. the strobe is dissipating a lot of energy, it feels like a shock because it only burns for a fraction of a second.

    keep in mind that the more you fire the flash at point blank the more thermal stress you put the tube under.

    i fired a 550 directly into a glass bottle at full to see what kind of effect it produced, it smelt like burning plastic for some time after that.
     
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    I initially argued with a guy that it was heat that caused it. He argued shock.

    My counter argument was that because you don't really know what extremely high temperatures experienced over a fraction of a second feel like, he could be falsely interpreting it as a shock. I think it's heat.

    And yeah, I know it's bad for the tube. I don't do it much.
     
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    Why does everybody think this is funny? It's been done (the comment, not the action).
     
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    holy shit i just did that wit my sb-600! damn that hurt! and im pretty sure its heat because i can smell the burning hair on my arm.
     
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    Joetabasco The Wing King

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    jesus, people will do anything
     
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    ... in the name of science.
     
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    qft
     

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