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2800 with the new sony H9

I bought a sony H9 as a kit on ebay, and this flash came with it. I cannot sem to get the flash to work with the camera, at least not consistently. It has worked a few times, but not others. And yes, the "ready lamp" showed it as ready to use. Any ideas? Also, what is the relationship of the flash, and the unit it connects to? Thanks!

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Re: 2800 with the new sony H9

Hi, i too own a sony dsc h9. sony h9 does not have a hot shoe and how did you connect both the camera and the flash. you can use a slave unit with hot shoe to which you can connect your flash unit. now disable your red eye reduction in your sony and click the shot both the popup flash and the vivitar will work fine

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Physically, it will fit. Electronically, I wouldn't risk it. The 2800's flash trigger voltage is much higher than most modern cameras can handle.

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Vivitar 2800

1 Does it give the normal little charge up whine when you turn it on?

2 Are the battery terminals clean?

3. Double check with new out of the packet top quality Duracel or Energiser batteries. Don't waste your time testing anything like this with mediocre or average batteries.

4. If you have to ask if you could fit new capacitors yourself, the answer is DEFINITELY NOT. These caps are not like on a computer motherboard: These can stop your heart.

5 Some of the big camera shops can give you a free repair quote, or if not will deduct the cost of a declined quote from the price of a new flash.

Anyway, good luck.

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