Flash & Nikon D1

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by lll llllllll lll lllllllllllll, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Can I use a Vivitar 283 or 285 flash on the Nikon D1( realizing that I will
    lose all auto functions ) without damage to the camera?.
     
    lll llllllll lll lllllllllllll, Oct 20, 2003
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  2. Yep, no probs,
    The camera will fire the flash when you fire the shutter.
    You will need to set the flash to match your aperture.
    The camera won't be damaged in any way.

    Andy Mc
     
    -=Plane Mad=-, Oct 21, 2003
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  3. lll llllllll lll lllllllllllll

    Dave Guest

    I wouldn't use a 283 unless it was a fairly late model, and even then I'd
    call Nikon first. The trigger voltages used in '283's was fairly high. You
    could add a Wein unit: <http://www.weinproducts.com/safesyncs.htm> between
    the flash and the body to be safe(r). I wouldn't put a 283 on my D1x, btw.

    dave
     
    Dave, Oct 21, 2003
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