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    Hi, I heard that some old flash designed for SLR draw more current and not suitable for DSLR.
    I got this flash with me, not sure if I can use it on my KX.




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    Default Re: Can Old flash damage New DSLR

    it's the trigger voltage, not current. anyway, you can try to find the info online, but it's not really definitive, so i suggest you measure it yourself or just not risk it. or get one of those wireless triggers since the flash is a manual flash anyway.

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    Default Re: Can Old flash damage New DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by muscin View Post
    Hi, I heard that some old flash designed for SLR draw more current and not suitable for DSLR.
    I got this flash with me, not sure if I can use it on my KX.


    is not in the list here, Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages, but the same question been ask before. Flash voltage?

    my advice, ditch the flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    is not in the list here, Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages, but the same question been ask before. Flash voltage?

    my advice, ditch the flash.
    my advice, get a film KX camera to match w/ the flash

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    my advice, get a film KX camera to match w/ the flash
    lol, that's right, old manual camera will not worry about get fried by the high trigger voltage.
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    I'll do the read up on the triggering voltage and see what's next.
    Thank you guys

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    Yes I measured, it's around 270V
    I guess if I want to use it I'll get a wireless trigger as suggested by Darren

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