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Old Jun 22, 2005, 11:40 PM   #1
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Can I use my venerable old Vivitar 283 flash on a Cool Pix 5700 without damaging the camera circuitry?
I realize that both the camera and flash would probably have to used on manual, but Nikon makes all kinds of noise about only using their own flashes on this camera. Is that any real concern, or just marketing to try to squeeze a bit more coin out of uninformed consumers?
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Old Jun 28, 2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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Could work, but you also have a risk of damaging your great digicam. So why take the risk! Consider a newer flash - you could also go for an used Nikon flash. The SB-24 is very cheap used and this can be used with manual settings! I've used the SB-24 myself.




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Old Jun 28, 2005, 11:20 PM   #3
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I think I'll take that advice.
I found out that the trigger voltage of the Vivitar is way higher than the 12 volts that Nikon supposedly recommends.
If I use it at all, it'll have to be as a slave.
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