#1. "RE: SU-4" | In response to Reply # 0
jrp Charter MemberSat 03-Nov-01 02:48 PM
Nope. The SU-4 is not sold for 5 bucks; why mess with other flash unit that might hurt it?
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#2. "RE: SU-4" | In response to Reply # 0
Stratocaster Basic MemberMon 01-Apr-02 01:01 PM
I have, and it doesn't work.
Specifically, a Vivitar 730AF...I thought it SHOULD work, but I guess I thought wrong. So...what I have to do is use the Viv as the master on my camera, and use my SB28 on the SU-4.
I don't know WHY it doesn't work, but I think it has something to do with the 'ready' signal from an actual Nikon flash unit, which produces a clear 'wheeee-ooooo' out of the su-4. With the viv flash, it's barely audible at all, so there probably isn't enough voltage in the viv's ready circuit to power the su-4. Someday I may get ambitious, open up the su-4 and see if there's an easy way to give a bit of extra voltage to make it work with all flashes...but that's a rainy-day thing...