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Old Sep 7, 2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Someone suggested to me that a Nikon as-15 pc sync adapter will work with my Canon G5, allowing me to use a sync cord to use my studio lights. Does anyone know if this Nikon adapter will work with a Canon camera ??
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Old Sep 7, 2004, 12:58 PM   #2
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The AS-15 looks like a standard hot shoe to PC adapter (I'm not actually familar with this particular model).

The problem I'd worry about are the studio strobes operate at a voltage safe for the digital camera. Most digitals don't like a trigger voltage higher than 6v, whereas some studio stobes (even some older battery operated flashes) have trigger voltages in the 100-300v range.

Personally I'd get a Wein SafeSync to be on the safe side.

A friend of a friend of mine who does camera repairs is swamped with Nikon repairs due to using high voltage flashes.

Here's a page which talks about hotshoe trigger voltages (based on the Canon G1):

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Old Sep 13, 2004, 3:02 AM   #3
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since i've been readig up a bit about the voltage problem of hooking up my G5 digi camera to a high voltage strobe.

like in my other posts, my technique has ben to use the preflash from my camera to sync with the strobe and then aim-block the flash directly from my camera but allowing enough flash from the camera to trigger the strobe. i've been getting good results. will post sample pictures soon.

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Old Sep 13, 2004, 5:55 AM   #4
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You can achieve the same thing automatically with a Digi-slave: http://www.srelectronics.com/
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