Vivitar 283 with digital?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by pbug, Aug 12, 2004.

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    pbug Guest

    Seems like I heard somewhere that you couldn't use just any flash with
    digital cameras. I think it may have something to do with voltages or
    something. I just bought an Olympus 8080wz and am wondering if my Vivitat
    283 will damage it or even work with it?

    pbug, Aug 12, 2004
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    John Bean Guest

    Depends how old it is. New 283 - fine. Old 283, maybe, but if not it will
    fry the camera. Test the voltage across the contacts, the new type will be a
    few volts, the old one runs into hundreds.

    If in doubt don't try it.
    John Bean, Aug 12, 2004
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    browntimdc Guest

    Here's a source of trigger voltages of various strobes:



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    browntimdc, Aug 13, 2004
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