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Old Dec 16, 2003, 4:46 AM   #1
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Coolpic 5700-The Manual reccommends using only a Nikon speedlight or the camera may be damaged. I have a Vivitar HV85 which I like very much. Any problem using it with the AS-15 adapter?
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Old Dec 21, 2003, 12:59 AM   #2
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Hi i use a metz 45CT1 with my 5700 and have had no problems.
I use a simple X sync hot shoe adapter, so im guessing any flash should work with this camera.



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Old Dec 21, 2003, 9:52 AM   #3
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Old Dec 21, 2003, 11:39 AM   #4
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Hi i use a metz 45CT1 with my 5700 and have had no problems.
I use a simple X sync hot shoe adapter, so im guessing any flash should work with this camera.



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You must be very lucky , my 45CT1 has ~225V trigger (depends on the series)
Or may be the 5700 can handle hight trigger voltage
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 10:17 PM   #5
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According to the CP5700 manual, page 138, anything over 250 volts is a no-no. I'd be willing to bet this is a joke! (NOT!). Mine has quit working after 30 days of use and have used it with an Nikon SB50DX I borrowed from my sister. A week later it's now dead. Somehow I can
almost bet that Nikon may have a class action lawsuit on its hands soon, over this. I've read messages all the way back to last year at this time and there has been a flash failure problem with this camera. Unfortunatly I didn't see those messages until after I bought one. Now I'll have to get it fixed under the warrenty and hope it will work for the rest of it's life.

Life sucks, Nikon cameras shouldn't!

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