i have 2 flashs with different sync voltages
sb-600 -> 3.5V
vivitar 283 -> 9.5V
ideally i would plug the 238 into the pc sync port on my d200 while the sb600 is in the hot shoe. i know the d200 is fine with this, but will the sync voltage be transferred from the 238 thru the camera to the sb-600? and if so will it fry my sb-600?
ive been looking at picking up a used sb-24 if its an issue, but sync voltage doesnt match either at 4.5V. wtih only a 1V difference between it and the sb-600 i doubt it would be an issue.
anyone know? or done some mixing an matching with a story to tell?
#1. "RE: mixing sync voltages" | In response to Reply # 0edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Wed 25-Jun-08 05:14 AM
I can not find the reference but I remember reading in one of my Nikon manuals.
do not hook two flashes up - one through the hot shoe and one through the PC.
the only camera that says you can do that is a Leica M4-P but then they do things different.
#2. "RE: mixing sync voltages" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 25-Jun-08 06:03 AM
Place the SB-600 in the hotshoe. Get a Wein Peanut Slave and put it in the Vivitar 283's PC teminal. It shuld trigger the Vivitar 283 when the SB-800 fires. A cheap and easy solution with out risk to camera or flash. I use the peanut to fire a Vivitar 285HV Manual Mode of course. It works very well. You should be able to find it at www,adorama.com or bhphoto.com . I hope this helps. Good Luck and Enjoy!