using older speedlight with new nikon digital

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Stuart Kunkler, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. hi, group. i have a nikon coolpix 5400, and an old but still excellent
    speedlight sb-15 flash unit. the hotshoe contacts matched up, so i gave it a
    try. in a few test shots with the speedlight set on TTL mode, the results
    were pretty good.

    my question: is there any reason (other than aesthetics!) that i should not
    be using this 20-year-old flash with a new 5 megapixel camera? can using
    this old flash unit harm my camera in any way?

    thanks so much.

    Stuart Kunkler, Dec 23, 2003
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  2. Larry CdeBaca, Dec 23, 2003
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  3. i don't think so. boots pp of a
    Search for "SB-15"
    Here's one hopeful site:

    up, so i gave it
    that i should
    Boots Crofoot, Dec 24, 2003
  4. Hello Stuart

    Nikon CoolPix Digicams (up to the 5700) only use the Systemhotshoe to trigger
    the flash.
    And they only trigger it!!!
    I use a METZ with a CoolPix 950/990 with Flash bracket and I use it an my new
    I had to make up all parameters on the Metz, cause the camera only triggers....

    On all 3 Digicams there were notime a malfunction caused by the flashlight.

    Oliver Ermonis

    PS: VERY GOOD site for FaQ :

    Steve's Digicams
    Oliver Ermonis, Dec 28, 2003
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