"mixing sync voltages" Wed 25-Jun-08 04:50 AM by Zorac
i have 2 flashs with different sync voltages
sb-600 -> 3.5V vivitar 283 -> 9.5V
ideally i would plug the 238 into the pc sync port on my d200 while the sb600 is in the hot shoe. i know the d200 is fine with this, but will the sync voltage be transferred from the 238 thru the camera to the sb-600? and if so will it fry my sb-600?
ive been looking at picking up a used sb-24 if its an issue, but sync voltage doesnt match either at 4.5V. wtih only a 1V difference between it and the sb-600 i doubt it would be an issue.
anyone know? or done some mixing an matching with a story to tell?
#2. "RE: mixing sync voltages" In response to Reply # 0
Hi Reiley, Place the SB-600 in the hotshoe. Get a Wein Peanut Slave and put it in the Vivitar 283's PC teminal. It shuld trigger the Vivitar 283 when the SB-800 fires. A cheap and easy solution with out risk to camera or flash. I use the peanut to fire a Vivitar 285HV Manual Mode of course. It works very well. You should be able to find it at www,adorama.com or bhphoto.com . I hope this helps. Good Luck and Enjoy! Best Regards, Marty