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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005Wed 17-Apr-13 02:47 AM
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"Other brand hotshoe that DOESN"T align with Nikon terminals?"
Wed 17-Apr-13 02:48 AM by ZoneV

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I know this is an odd question, but I'm wondering if there is a specific camera brand (looking back at older film SLRs) that has a dedicated hotshoe with entirely different terminal positions (except for the central terminal) than Nikon. In other words, a DEDICATED flash unit of another brand that would be safe to use on a Nikon because only the center terminal would line up. I hope my question makes sense!

Anyone know about Olympus flash units for the OM-series of film SLRs in particular? I couldn't tell from pics online.

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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002Wed 17-Apr-13 08:53 AM
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#1. "RE: Other brand hotshoe that DOESN"T align with Nikon terminals?"
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Well you could always use insulating tape over unwanted terminals BUT I think there could be voltage issues with non-Nikon speedlights which could fry you camera or the speedlight...

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ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography Charter MemberThu 18-Apr-13 01:35 AM
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If I recall, my OMs have two contacts in addition to the center contact and they are anterior to the center contact. Im not sure what you are trying to do, but you could probably put electric tape over the flash unit's contacts?

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 18-Apr-13 03:22 AM
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#3. "RE: Other brand hotshoe that DOESN"T align with Nikon terminals?"
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Hi Al,

Have you considered using a Hotshoe Adaptor between the Flash and the Camera hotshoe?
Keep in mind that some brands have the polarity reversed which can be very bad for the camera.

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ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography Charter MemberThu 18-Apr-13 12:16 PM
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True Marty! I haven't used one of those in so long, I forgot they existed.

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