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Will my canon 350d work with a vivitar zoom thyristor 5200

I want to use these together. Will the flash wreck the camera sensor?

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It's "your call" according to this list.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

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    r_reddinger Dec 12, 2012

    Thank you for the help. I tested the voltage with a multimeter and it shows the same as the list.

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SOURCE: How do I know if Vivitar 285 fryed my camera

camera sync terminal wont work with even canon recommended flash.This can be the way to test your camera got damage.

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