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Can I use the vivitar 285HV flash for a canon S5 IS?

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The 285HV should be safe with modern digital camera. Its trigger voltage is specified as 12V max.

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Not compatible.
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Can i use vivitar 285 hv flash with my canon powershot sx10 ?


It is the HV version, yes you can just put it in a color mode so the sensor on the front guesses the out put- it isn't ttl so it won't know what the camera is thinking

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Sevice manual for 285HV?


Most probably find a Vivitar service manual here. Just send them a search request.

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Will a Vivitar 285HV fry my Canon EOS 40D? I'd like to experiment with a Vivitar 285HV as an on-camera hot shoe flash. However, I'm reluctant to proceed because of conflicting reports about voltage...


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