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Old Nov 29, 2002, 9:58 PM   #1
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Is there an adapter available that can be used on the Hot shoe of my D7 so that I can use the older non-dedicated flashes like my old reliable Vivitar 283?
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Old Nov 29, 2002, 11:30 PM   #2
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That's the Minolta PCT-100 , put on top of the hotshoe, you then got a pc-sync terminal , the equivalent connection as the D7Hi offers now.
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Old Nov 30, 2002, 5:16 AM   #3
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What you are looking for is the FS-1100 (I think is the Minolta part number), and considerably cheaper than the PST-100. It provides a standard hot shoe mount, but no PC connection.

The D7 is small and your vivitar 283 rather large, by comparison. You might want to consider an L-bracket to mount your vivitar on. Just a thought.

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Old Nov 30, 2002, 7:06 PM   #4
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Take a look here :

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html


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283 (old versions)
… Older units have been reported as high as 600V!… Recent (post-'87) revised 283's ("Made in China") are safer with modern cameras, running around 9-10V.
… Bob Atkins reports some as low as 5V. Recently units marked "Made in Korea" have also appeared... measured at 8v by Andrew Cassino and Tony Bonanno.
Kevin Omura used a Quantum battery and got a hefty 261.4V out of his (sn3012330), while
Göran Samuelsson had two units with different voltages: 230V and 190V. Other reports have had similar variety, up to 270V
I think the FS-1100 provide a direct electric connection, therefore no high voltage protection for the D7 hotshoe.
Since the Vivitar has various version, it’s better to check yourself the trigger voltage of yours before using the FS-1100. a ~~200V would fry the D7 electronic for sure.
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That's the Minolta PCT-100 , put on top of the hotshoe, you then got a pc-sync terminal , the equivalent connection as the D7Hi offers now.


KCan,

Does that mean the 7Hi can use any other flash in the market? What is the most economical flash that has pc-sync terminals?

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Old Dec 4, 2002, 7:24 PM   #6
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The basic answer is Yes, however, the D7Hi has a builtin PC sync terminal, and so does not need the PCT-100 (it provides ONLY a PC sync terminal).

The Minolta FS-1100 hot shoe adaptor (no PC sync terminal) will allow standard hot shoe flashes to work on the D7 series cameras.

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