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Old Jul 2, 2006, 5:42 PM   #1
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Simple question, I hope the answer is just as simple..

I have an old Metz 45 CT-4 which I have been using with great succes with an old film Pentax. Now I have got my first digital SLR, Nikon D200.

1) Can I use this combination with the old sync cable without having to worry?
2) What is the ignition voltage D200 can tolerate through the sync connector?
3) What is the highest voltage my Metz can deliver?

4) Anything else I need to know before... ?

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Old Jul 2, 2006, 6:13 PM   #2
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Nikon says to limit trigger voltage to 250 volts or less for most models using a PC Sync Port attached strobe:

Trigger Voltage for Nikon Models

I have seen it reported that Nikon says 200 volts or less elsewhere, though.

It looks like the Metz 45 CT-4 tests at 25 volts or less, based on users measuring it:

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

So, it's probably safe. If in doubt, you can measure it yourself.

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/g1strobe.html

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