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    Hi,

    I have a couple of old flash that once belong to my dad. Was wondering whether it would be compatible to the new dSLR in the market now..

    The first one is a Sunpack SP170 and the 2nd one is a minolta flash (it just says electroflash P)

    haha.. i found it lying around in the drawers and it's still functioning on my dad's old SLR

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    Default Re: Flash photog noob

    What camera are you using now? Maybe you want to post some pictures of the flash you have with the exact model.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    i'm wondering whether it will be compatible to d70 or canon 350d

    i'll try to post some pics when i get back haha

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    The Minolta flash will not be usable on these 2 cameras as the hotshoes are different.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Default Re: Flash photog noob

    sorry for the long delay.. was busy with work and stuffs..

    ok here are the pics for the 2 flash modules that I dug up from my dad's drawers LOL

    SUNKPAK






    MINOLTA





    i'm using a 350d btw! thanks for the help! =)

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    Yes. They will all work on your 350D. You have to shoot in manual mode and follow the aperture settings given on the back flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csisfun View Post
    Yes. They will all work on your 350D. You have to shoot in manual mode and follow the aperture settings given on the back flash.
    hmm any guides to what the numbers mean?

    other than the feet/meter rows, the rest look like krytonian message to me.. LOL

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    Default Re: Flash photog noob

    better check the trigger voltage. some old manual flash have high voltage that may fry the camera flash circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    better check the trigger voltage. some old manual flash have high voltage that may fry the camera flash circuit.
    hmm how to check?

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    Default Re: Flash photog noob

    anyone??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfbatzap View Post
    anyone??
    If you dun have the flashes' manuals, you can try to Google for the voltages?

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    okok will try! thanks!

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    Default Re: Flash photog noob

    To use the flash guide its pretty simple. I'll use the first flash (sunpak) as a reference
    First focus on your subject, then look at yr lens to determine what's the distance stated (eg 4 Mtrs).
    Next look at the guide; at 4 mtrs using ISO/asa 100, so the recommended apature is 4

    Things to note
    Those flash were produce way back when everything was manual and flash sync speed was about 1/90 or 1/125 at best; so you might need to compensate.
    Also those flash are generally for use on a 50mm lens on a manual film camera. So again, you may need to compensate for digitial cropping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonrus View Post
    Things to note
    Those flash were produce way back when everything was manual and flash sync speed was about 1/90 or 1/125 at best; so you might need to compensate.
    Also those flash are generally for use on a 50mm lens on a manual film camera. So again, you may need to compensate for digitial cropping.
    Flash sync speed is camera depended. It doesn't not matter what flash is used.

    Crop factor will not affect the flash power. Compensation is not needed. However, check the flash coverage to ensure it covers the angle you are shooting.

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    Last edited by Scaglietti; 21st February 2007 at 10:30 PM.

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