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Old Aug 24, 2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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Hello to everyone! I am new to this forum. I just bought a used Nikon 5700 and am planning to buy a used Vivitar 550 FD dedicated flash to use for this camera (on a budget). Seller says it has 2 auto modes and TTL and is dedicated for a Nikon manual focus camera. It uses 4 AA batteries.

Would anybody know if this flash is usable or compatible to my camera? Sure appreciate your input and advise. Thanks.


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Old Aug 25, 2006, 12:40 AM   #2
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I won't swear to it, but at the very least you can probably use the flash on Auto mode. I'm a bit skeptical that the TTL function will work, butt ry it out in TTL and if the results are good, no worries. If TTL doesn't give good results, then set the camera to manual and use the flashes Auto mode.

The flash trigger voltage likely won't be a problem. A guy in another forum said that it's about 8 volts and the 5700 can take up to 250 volts.

Hope it does the job for you!

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Old Aug 25, 2006, 12:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the very prompt response, Grant! I was told that the voltage for this flash was only 6.6 volts.
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