Wondering if anyone knows of or has experience with this flash and a Nikon camera?
Im skeptical to try with my D40/D200, it would be such a waste of a flash if i could not make use of it.
Im worried that the voltage may not be compatible with that of the Nikons. Its an old flash that still fires a-ok and has been lying around here for sometime. Anyone know if its safe to use?
#1. " RE: Alfon flash w/ Nikon?" | In response to Reply # 0dwig Registered since 30th May 2004Wed 30-Jul-08 11:58 PM | edited Wed 30-Jul-08 11:59 PM by dwig
I would expect that since the flash is a "dedicated" flash, that is has the special additional interface connections for a computerized camera, that its voltage is low enough to be safe.
On the other hand, since its dedication is of the Minolta flavor, it might confuse a Nikon body. On a Nikon, it certainly will not work in any TTL mode and will not do any special signalling to tell the camera a flash is attached and ready to fire (e.g light a ready light, make sure the shutter speed is compatible with flash, ...).
If it works without confusing the body, the flash would have to be used on either Manual or one of its own auto modes, if it has any, and the camera body would have to be set to Manual with the shutter speed manually set to an X-sync compatible speed and the f/stop set to the f/stop specified on the flash's calculator.
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