Old Sunpack 522 Flash on my N8008s.
I've got an old Sunpack 522 Electronic flash unit (purchased in 1978) with hot shoe-mounting remote sensor (RS-005) that I'd like to use on my Nikon N8008s. Any any risk of the flash harming the N8008s's circuitry?
Thanks very much.
#1. "RE: Old Sunpack 522 Flash on my N8008s." | In response to Reply # 0sillyconguru Registered since 30th Oct 2005Sun 16-Nov-08 10:16 PM
According to http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html the sync voltage of that flashgun varies considerably between samples (the highest being 197v). I don't know the capabilities of the N8008s but modern Nikon DSLRs can handle up to 250v across the main flash terminals. If your camera can handle the same voltage, you may or may not consider 190v+ to be too close to this limit to be safe. If you follow the instructions on the botzilla site then you may find that your flashgun has a much lower voltage.
#2. "RE: Old Sunpack 522 Flash on my N8008s." | In response to Reply # 0avm247 Charter MemberMon 17-Nov-08 03:07 AM
I would look into a Wein Safe Sync, it fits between the hot shoe and the flash and keeps the electronics from frying the camera. With the decline in film accessory prices, why not get an SB-24, 25, 26, 28 and get a fully compatible TTL speedlight?
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