Flash hotshoe question

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Hartono Nugroho, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Hi all,

    I am a bit confuse with flash hotshoe. Can we use different brand of
    flash with the camera? Say using Nikon Speedlight on Olympus digicam
    manually?

    TIA for your answer?
     
    Hartono Nugroho, Dec 19, 2003
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  2. Thanks, I check the website and my SB26 is rated below 2V so it should be
    save to use in any camera brand. BTW, how do you measure the voltage of
    your flash? I just want to make sure and test mine myself.

    Many thanks again.
     
    Hartono Nugroho, Dec 19, 2003
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  3. Hartono Nugroho

    Lionel Guest

    Kibo informs me that (Ilari) stated that:
    The damage to cameras from old flashguns is from the high trigger
    voltage in the flash. I've never heard of a camera (old or new) that has
    high voltages on the flash shoe. About the only way I can imagine
    someone damaging the flash in your scenario would be if the units were a
    little mechanically incompatible, & you forced them into place.
     
    Lionel, Dec 19, 2003
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