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Old Aug 4, 2004, 9:01 PM   #1
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I would like to of anybody's experience with the problem of deciding whether a slave or calbe supported external flash would be better for the Kodak DX6490. Also whehter I need to pay any attention to Kodak's suggestion of a voltage regulator. I have been thinking about either purchasing a Vivitar DF200, a DigiSlave flash for the slave unit or a cable supported sunpak flash. I am confused on which way I should go.

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Old Aug 4, 2004, 10:31 PM   #2
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A standard external PC flash sync connector is available. The external flash will be signalled to fire each time the camera takes a picture, regardless of the camera flash settings. Accepts all standard external flashes, maximum 500V trigger voltage.

Technically, when you have a PC sync connector available, it's the best way to sync a flash. A 500V limit is more than safe , even old flash rarely exceed that trigger voltage. If you go for a cable connected flash, choose a safe one , with trigger voltage around 10 volts, you then are more than safe. If you choose a slave flash, well , it's safe of course, but with the inconvenient of a slave (learning mode, sensitive to other people flashes, etc…)
Check your flash trigger voltage here:

Consult also other threads here for more information of slaves flash for digicam.

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