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litletortilaboy Registered since 02nd Oct 2007Sun 13-Jan-08 09:32 PM
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"Vivitar 85-205 compatablility w/ D40"


Miami Lakes, US
          

I just finished purchasing the old Vivitar 85-205 and it mounts upon my D40, but the D40 won't take any pictures. I would just like to knoow if it is even compatable with my D40. PLease, much appreciated ^___^

  

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14th Jan 2008
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sillyconguru Registered since 31st Oct 2005Sun 13-Jan-08 10:09 PM
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#1. "RE: Vivitar 85-205 compatablility w/ D40"
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GB
          

Put the camera in manual (M) mode.

  

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litletortilaboy Registered since 02nd Oct 2007Sun 13-Jan-08 11:40 PM
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#2. "RE: Vivitar 85-205 compatablility w/ D40"
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Miami Lakes, US
          

The camera was on M mode and it still isn't working =)

  

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litletortilaboy Registered since 02nd Oct 2007Mon 14-Jan-08 01:58 AM
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Miami Lakes, US
          

problem resolved thanks for the help anyway

  

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sillyconguru Registered since 31st Oct 2005Mon 14-Jan-08 03:30 AM
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#4. "RE: Vivitar 85-205 compatablility w/ D40"
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GB
          

If the camera was in manual mode but this wasn't the problem which you have now resolved, could you enlighten us? It might help someone else in the future.

  

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Charter MemberMon 14-Jan-08 04:28 AM
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#5. "RE: Vivitar 85-205 compatablility w/ D40"
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Rancho Cordova, US
          

The D40 will not provide any TTL metering with the Vivitar.

I suggest that you use a Wein Safe Sync or similar device to prevent the flash from frying the D40 as older flashes have a higher voltage tolerance than todays current accessory speedlights.

For full compatibility, I suggest the Nikon SB-800, 600 or 400.


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sillyconguru Registered since 31st Oct 2005Mon 14-Jan-08 11:24 AM
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#6. "RE: Vivitar 85-205 compatablility w/ D40"
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GB
          

The Vivitar that the OP was referring to is a lens not a flashgun.

  

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litletortilaboy Registered since 02nd Oct 2007Mon 14-Jan-08 08:56 PM
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#7. "RE: Vivitar 85-205 compatablility w/ D40"
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Miami Lakes, US
          

The camera said that there were two bars of battery left, but apparently there wasn't. As soon as i charged the battery everything worked fine. Thanks for the responses.

  

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teddbg Registered since 03rd Jan 2011Mon 03-Jan-11 08:55 AM
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#8. "RE: Vivitar 85-205 compatablility w/ D40"
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Mon 03-Jan-11 03:33 PM by Asgard

BG
          

Hi
Can you send me some photos with your nikon d40 with 85-205. please!!

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 03-Jan-11 03:16 PM
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#9. "RE: Vivitar 85-205 compatablility w/ D40"
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Hi Teodor,

Welcome to Nikonians!
This is a three year old thread and with the exception of Anthony (avm247) all of the posters are no longer active members. Therefore the odds of getting a response are slim.

I would also recommend that you remove your e-mail address to keep the possibility of spam to a minimum.
Keep in mind that other members can send you an e-mail or Private Message (PM) through the Nikonians Server via the links provided on the right side of your post under the date and time stamp.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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