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    Question is flash adapter safe to play with?

    halo~

    i am looking for information of flash adapter for standard flash to use be used on my minolta A1. Coz wanna to get a economy (cheap) flash to play with.
    Then come across this article.

    http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

    is this mean that if i used some old flash on my digital cam via flash adapter, there is a possibility for mi to burn my cam?

    the article is quite interesting. but as i am still consider as a newbie and not so technical minded, wish that some one can share the concept of strobe trigger voltage with mi.

    thanks a lot~

    ^^pshing

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    Yes older flashes fires very high "trigger voltage" which can damage your camera. First check your camera spec what is the safe trigger level. I use canon which has trigger voltage of 6V (quite low). Buy flash that is within the spec of your camera. Safe to stick to same brand or dedicated models.

    I've Suntax 9000DT, a multidedicated auto-flash that can work with
    Canon, Nikon and Minolta. The trigger voltage is low enough and
    works very well with my Canon cameras. If interested you can try first.
    Selling for S$50.
    Last edited by Caussway; 29th August 2004 at 10:29 PM.

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    Thanks, but why old flash would generate such a high voltage?
    Wouldnt it be dangerous for users, if the camera get short circuit?

    By the way, thanks for your offer, mi still considering between CF and flash.
    Will decide after all my inhuman projects and tests are over...

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