Nikon F3 Flash Options

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by wilkie, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. wilkie

    wilkie Guest

    I recently purchased a used F3 from around the early '80's and I've been
    reading about the potential problems with the Vivitar 283 flash having too
    high a voltage.

    I've owned a Nikon FG since 1983, and have been using the Vivitar 283 since
    that time with no problems. I find it hard to believe that an F3 from the
    same era would be damaged. If my FG is OK, should assume that my F3 will not
    be damaged?

    If I test the voltage of the flash unit, and it reads 200 or under, should I
    be OK (That seems to be what Nikon is telling people) or should I still be
    worried if the voltage is more that 9?
    wilkie, Feb 17, 2004
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  2. wilkie

    Ross Peebles Guest

    I am not an expert at the details, but I don't think there is any problem with
    using Vivitar Flashes on the older Nikon cameras. I think this was not an issue
    until the models released in the late 1990's. By the way, I have been using a
    Vivitar 285 flash on my F3 for years now, with no problems.

    Ross -
    Ross Peebles, Feb 22, 2004
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