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fuser Dec 12, 2005 3:13 PM

I have got a new FZ20. Can anyone tell me, is it possibel to use Vivitar 283
as extenaly flash in automatic.

Is it bether to use Pan FL28


genece Dec 12, 2005 3:40 PM

The 283 is mostlikely not safe to use as the trigger voltage could be too high.

I am not 100% sure of this but if it was made in china I think its safe if it was made else where its not safe.

About 1/3 of the way down this page are instructions on how to measure the voltage of your flash...over 24 volts is dangerous.

Also they sell a safe sync thing to lower the voltage but its abpout the price of a new flash.

Also here is a drawing of how someone fixed their 283.

fuser Dec 12, 2005 4:19 PM

Hello genece

Thank's for your responce. After look in your attached links, and as a new user, i think it is best to buy the panasonic fl28.

Thank you for the advice

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