Ring light compatible with D200?
I recently purchased a D200 from KEH to try my hand at digital photography.
I have a kit from the Lester Dine Company consisting of a N70 film body, a 105 mm macro lens (AI non-CPU) and a ringlight flash. This kit was originally sold to dentists to document patient procedures.
Question for the group: will the flash unit harm the D200?
Same question for the Nikon SB-24 flash okay to use?
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#1. "RE: Ring light compatible with D200?" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 27-Jan-13 07:19 AM
Welcome to Nikonians!
The SB-24 uses Film TTL flash control that is not compatible the with i-TTL flash control system in the D200 and all Nikon DSLR's from the D2 series to the current models. That said, the SB-24 can be used on Nikon DSLR's in Non-TTL Auto flash mode and Manual flash mode. For the most consistant results you should use Manual exposure mode and Manual ISO.
I am not familiar with the Lester Dine Ring Light though I would expect that if it was designed for the N70 it has the same limitations as the SB-24. Before using it on your D200, I would recommend testing the sync voltage to make sure it is safe for a DSLR.
Nikon lists a maximum sync voltage of 250v for the D200 though I would feel safer it it was 6v or less like the current Nikon Speedlights.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: Ring light compatible with D200?" | In response to Reply # 0