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Zorac Registered since 27th Oct 2007Wed 25-Jun-08 04:49 AM
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"mixing sync voltages"
Wed 25-Jun-08 04:50 AM by Zorac

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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?

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Wed 25-Jun-08 08:14 AM
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#1. "RE: mixing sync voltages"
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eugene, US
          

I can not find the reference but I remember reading in one of my Nikon manuals.

do not hook two flashes up - one through the hot shoe and one through the PC.

the only camera that says you can do that is a Leica M4-P but then they do things different.

ledmun

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 25-Jun-08 09:03 AM
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#2. "RE: mixing sync voltages"
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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

  

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