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Old Nov 15, 2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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I have read a lot about Sunpak 383 in this and other website. Problem is I don't have Sunpak 383, but I have Sunpak 888 AFZ for Nikon. Can I use this model in my FZ20?

In fact I have tried it out that day, but when I clicked on the shutter release, the flash could hardly shoot......only a fraction of light was being released. I was using a set of new batteries by the way.

I read somewhere in this website that there might be something to do with the FZ20's ISO setting. Someone mentioned that if we used a non-Panasonic external flash, we have to manually set the ISO to 100, since the FZ20 is not able to automatically reset the settings. Is this true.

I dare not to try it on my camera for now, fearing that it may damage its internal circuits. Please advice. Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 11:34 PM   #2
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Sorry, I don't know this specific flash, however the only way to damage the internal circuits of your camera is using a flash with trigger voltage higher than 24 vols.

To know the trigger voltage of your flash, you can use a voltmeter and measure DC Voltage between the two terminals of your flash when it is ready to fire.
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