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"RE: Vivitar 2000 flash"

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 22-Apr-13 06:54 PM

Hi Terry,

The Vivitar 2000 has a high sync voltage that could damage the circuits in your D200.
As Anthony wrote above, you will have to isolate the Flash unit from the camera using a Wein Safe-Sync.
The Safe-Sync model SSHSHS ($49.20) will mount in the cameras hotshoe and you can place the Vivitar flash in the Safe-Sync's shoe or attach it via a PC cord.

Given the price of the Safe-Sync and the low power of the Vivitar 2000 you might be better off buying a used Nikon SB-24 or similar.
Like the Vivitar 2000 you will be limited to Non-TTL Auto flash mode or Manual flash mode. For the most consistant results, use Manual exposure mode and Manual ISO.

Best Regards,
Marty

A general, generic topic Vivitar 2000 flash [View all] , KellyZ , Mon 22-Apr-13 03:51 PM
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