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"RE: Old Vivitar Flash"

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Fri 08-Jan-10 04:30 AM

Hi Ed,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Here is a link that has flash triggering voltage listed: http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html
Unfortunatly the Vivitar 225 is not listed, though the other models with a similar vintage exceed the safe triggering voltage by a wide margin.
You should verify the triggering voltage with a volt meter and or use a Wein SafeSync: http://www.adorama.com/WNSSHSHS.html?kbid=912610&searchinfo=Wein+SafeSync
to be safe. Call it cheap insurance.
Of course you will be limited to using the camera set in Manual exposure mode with the Flash in (non-TTL) Auto flash mode or Manual flash mode.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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