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    Default on sync cords and flash trigger voltages

    hello,

    just a qq. i've read somewhere that flash trigger voltages can damage my camera's circuits. given.

    if i use a sync cord instead of my camera's hotshoe, is this trigger voltage still applicable?

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    Default Re: on sync cords and flash trigger voltages

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyjopaw View Post
    hello,

    just a qq. i've read somewhere that flash trigger voltages can damage my camera's circuits. given.

    if i use a sync cord instead of my camera's hotshoe, is this trigger voltage still applicable?
    yes, the flash it is still connected to the camera via sync cord.

    anyway, only those old old flash, hotshoe mount flash, hummer flash, studio strobes, manufactured before modern electronic cameras, have high trigger voltage. so if you have a 60's or 70's flash, not sure about it trigger voltage, can just goolgle the trigger voltage of this model to find out.

    alternatively, you can use wireless trigger like radio flash trigger.
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    Default Re: on sync cords and flash trigger voltages

    Check CAREFULLY, about YOUR camera model. Some DSLRs have a triggering limit as low as 6 V!!!

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