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Will this unit work with a Pentx 200D Camera

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Check the configuration of the hot shoe on the flash AND the camera. The only issue you should have, is setting up for the heat range and the syncronizing speed.

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Flash tube is probably burned out.

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Will it work with my canon rebel xs


You must make sure that the voltage of the flash gun is not too great for the camera if it is then you may damage your camera electrics. Test it using radio triggers off camera.

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I have Sunpak 622 Super Pro Handle Mount TTL Flash. Would it be compatible with a Pentax K50?


Before you attach it to your camera you must check the trigger voltage first, never use an old flash unit until you check the trigger voltage with a multimeter, most old flash units have a huge trigger voltage that will damage your camera.
Very simple to check the voltage on that Sunpak 622, turn on your volt meter and set it to about 200 volts DC, turn on your Sunpak flash and apply the RED lead to the bottom contact, apply the Black lead to the side of the hot shoe and look for the ground, usually a small metal piece on the side. Now look at the meter, if it shows a voltage of 6 volts or less then it is safe to use on your camera, if voltage is higher, say 12 volts or more, don't use it. A high trigger voltage will certainly mess up your camera in the long run. Even if it has a safe voltage of 6 volts or less, you will only be able to use that flash in Manual Mode, the newer cameras will not sync or recognize an old flash unit.
I have an old Vivitar flash unit that I can safely use on my Canon XTI because the old vivitar has a trigger voltage of 5 volts, safe for all newer digital cameras.

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I have a Sunpak pf30x flash (ETTL II for Canon) and a 550d Canon but the flash will not work. the flash works on my Canon Eos 300 film. Help


Many flashguns deigned for film cameras - even really expensive ones - will not work with DSLRs.
I have a perfectly good pentax gun that cost me almost £300. It is fanstastic on my TOTR Pentax SLR but will only blat at maximum power on my Pentax DSLR. I had to spend another almost £300 to buy the new gun that will work with all the bells and whistles on my DSLR.
It looks as though Canon work theirs the same way.

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Is it OK to use a Pentax AF500FTZ flash on-camera with a Nikon D70s? Is the trigger voltage going to be a problem? It looks like one can use a Nikon flash on a Pentax DSLR without problems.


The brands use the flash contacts to communicate to the camera. They do not make their flashes compatible with other brands. Don't mix brands. Even if trigger voltageis not an issue, the TTL and AF is not going to function.

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I have a plan to get PENTAX AF 500 FTZ flash. i have a doubt if this model will be fine working for my sony alpha 200 DSLR. kesavan b


Check the configuration of the hot shoe on the flash AND the camera. The only issue you should have, is setting up for the heat range and the syncronizing speed.

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Can i use this flash with a nikon d60?


No you must use Nikon compatible flashes with Nikon cameras. Pentax flashes only work on Pentax cameras. There is no adapter to make it work either.

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Problems with older Vivitar flash and Pentax K-100 DSLR?


That is true. Older flashes used sync voltages as high as 250V. That much extra juice can quickly fry newer cameras. You can use a Wein Safe-Sync between the camera and the flash to electrically isolate the two.

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What is the trigger voltage for Pentax AF 500FTZ


When using a digital camera with a flash unit of unknown trigger voltage, you are risking the life of your camera. Excessive trigger voltages can disable the cameras internal circuitry to the point where it is totally beyond repair.

I do not have, in my files. the trigger voltage for the specified flash unit. I only have the specs for larger portables and studio flash gear.

A simple test , however, will reveal the exact trigger voltage. If you have a multi-meter or a DV voltmeter with a 250 VDC range (just to be in the safe side) you can preform this test at home or an electronics service technician can do it for you in a few minutes.

The test lead are placed across the synch contacts on the foot of the unit or plugged into the sunch socket if the flash unit has one. If the reading is more that 4 or 5 volts you can still safely use the flash with the aid of a protector device which goes in between the flash and the camera. Theses are available at better camera shops and dealers.

Ed

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Achiever 260 AF for pentax


Check the voltage trigger of the flash, if you're under 7vdc. Then you are good to go.

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