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dgs2 Silver Member  San Francisco, US  Nikonian since 30th Sep 2004 Tue 20-Nov-12 12:43 AM
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"Will I fry my flash?????"



I have a (cheap) friend at work who has a Canon Rebel something DSLR and a 15-year old Metz flash. It won't work on his Rebel, so he wants me to bring in my Nikon flash so he can see if there is something wrong with his camera. I'm reluctant to do this, as I have no idea about the compatibility between Nikon flash and Canon DSLR's. Is there any risk in this? I have a SB 800 and SB 600.

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Reply message RE: Will I fry my flash????? gbowen Gold Member
20th Nov 2012
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Reply message RE: Will I fry my flash????? Scotty Silver Member
20th Nov 2012
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Reply message RE: Will I fry my flash????? jherrel Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
20th Nov 2012
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Reply message RE: Will I fry my flash????? dgs2 Silver Member
20th Nov 2012
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     Reply message RE: Will I fry my flash????? ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography
20th Nov 2012
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Reply message RE: Will I fry my flash????? FredB D3 Silver Member
23rd Nov 2012
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Reply message RE: Will I fry my flash????? dgs2 Silver Member
25th Nov 2012
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gbowen Gold Member  Canton, US  Nikonian since 01st Apr 2011 Tue 20-Nov-12 02:10 AM
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Technically I have no idea. My gut says no however. If it were me, no way would I risk my flashes just because my friend is too cheap to get his camera checked out. That's my humble opinion.

George

  

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Scotty Silver Member  Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK  Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002 Tue 20-Nov-12 06:02 AM
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I'm with George on this one...

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jherrel Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Elgin, US  Nikonian since 08th Apr 2007 Tue 20-Nov-12 04:30 PM
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What doesn't work? Does it fire? Is the exposure off? As you can probably guess, since the Metz is 15 years old, flash exposure capabilities are very different today than 15 years ago. Also, Canon and Nikon technologies are different. However, if he wants to use the Metz as a manual flash that is probably possible. Tell him to contact Metz.

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dgs2 Silver Member  San Francisco, US  Nikonian since 30th Sep 2004 Tue 20-Nov-12 05:17 PM
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Thanks guys! Yes his flash won't fire and he wants to know if it's the flash or his camera. Since the camera is only two years old, I suspect it's the flash.

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ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography   Powder Springs, US  Charter Member Tue 20-Nov-12 05:55 PM
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Just politely advise him that trying your flash might damage HIS camera, not to mention your flash. Hopefully he will be reluctant to try it then and not think of you as being unreasonable.

Scott Chapin
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FredB D3 Silver Member  Potomac, US  Nikonian since 26th Jun 2008 Fri 23-Nov-12 02:51 PM
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Surely...there is a brick-and-mortar camera store in the SF area your friend could take his camera/flash to for a quick test.

Fred
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dgs2 Silver Member  San Francisco, US  Nikonian since 30th Sep 2004 Sun 25-Nov-12 06:00 AM
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Thanks Fred,
Yes, not only in the Bay Area, but about two block from our office. That is exactly what I told him to do.

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