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dsears Registered since 16th May 2010Sun 16-May-10 07:53 PM
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"Flash attachment for D3000"


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I have a ALFON 787-AF flash attachment that works well with the N2020. I am considering purchasing a D3000 and wonder if it will it work with that camera. The mounting is the same, I have checked that, however, will it function as a flash attachment. dsc

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Mon 17-May-10 09:39 AM
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#1. "RE: Flash attachment for D3000"
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It will function, but not fully. Film cameras such as the N2020 and DSLRs do flash metering in completely different ways. If you use the flash in manual mode, it will work. If it has an "auto" mode, meaning one in which it uses its own sensor and not something in the camera, that will work too. But if it's trying to use the camera's meter (in any TTL mode), that does NOT work.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 17-May-10 04:56 PM
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#2. "RE: Flash attachment for D3000"
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Hi Don,

Welcome to Nikonians!
As Brian noted above, Film TTL flash control and Digital i-TTL flash control are two completely different and incompatible systems.
Before mounting the ALFON 787-AF in the hotshoe af any Nikon DSLR I would recommend you test the Flashes triggering voltage to make sure it is safe. Film bodies can handle much higher flash triggering voltages than DSLR's.
If the triggering voltage is safe, the flash can be used in Manual Flash mode or non-TTL Auto flash mode if it has one with the camera set in Manual exposure mode for the most predictable results.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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dsears Registered since 16th May 2010Thu 27-May-10 03:25 AM
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Marty

Thanks for the reply. I have a pretty good multimeter available, but have no idea of the voltage you are refering to and across which of the terminals on the horseshoe mounting. Can you give me some help in this area.

thanks
dsc

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 27-May-10 04:46 PM
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#5. "RE: Flash attachment for D3000"
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Hi Don,

Check the voltage between the Center Pin in the Speedlights hotshoe and the ground or Negitive pin in the recess on the side of the hotshoe foot. How to Check Trigger Voltage
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Thu 27-May-10 03:35 PM
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#4. "RE: Flash attachment for D3000"
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You can start at Strobe Trigger Voltages. Note Nikon warns about negative voltages.

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