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Using a vivitar 2800 flash on a nikon d60

I was wondering if i could use an older vivitar 2800 flash unit on a nikon d60 safely

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  • jetsetbulldo Feb 05, 2009

    thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    what about a Minolta PROGRAM 2800 AF flash??
    Will that one work??

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The old series Vivitar 2800 flashgun has a very high trigger Voltage, that can damage your D60's circuitry. Even measuring the trigger voltage with a voltmeter is not a solution since you can't rely on the voltmeter to indicate the peak voltage.

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I got a DSLR Pentax K-r digital I would like to know if I can use my old Vivitar flash 2800


No. The trigger voltage on the 2800 is much too high, and will eventually fry a digital camera. You can use it as a slave, or isolated from the camera with something like a Wein Safe-Sync.

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I bought a vivitar sf4000 flash, how do I install it in my nikon d60


you can easily snap the flash at the hot-shoe slot on the camera,
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I dropped my camera now the flash is broken,


yes of course, there are a lot of brands that compatible with Nikon D-60 e.g Nikon itself, Metz, Vivitar, Nissin, Yong Nuo, etc.

The flash with iTTL support would be an advantage

iTTL is the feature Nikon has to measure the perfect light produced from the flash from the condition of the object

hope this advice help you with your problem

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I dropped my camera now the flash is broken,


Sure. Nikon makes a line of what they call Speedlights. The SB-400, SB-600, SB-800, and SB-900 will give you full capabilities. Older models will give you somewhat less capabilities.

Third-party vendors also make flash units compatible with the D60.

External flash units tend to be more powerful than built-in flashes, which makes sense considering their size and additional batteries. They also move the light source further from the lens axis, reducing red-eye, improving shadows, etc. They also may allow bounce flash, which further softens the light.

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Vivitar 283 with new Nikon Digital camera


the nikon D80 has a 250 volts safe range and i have the same issue but readin on the internet i learned that yo can now the voltage of your flash with a voltage metter ond the hot soe.

Vivitar 283 has diferent ranges of voltages depending on the year of fabrication so older ones can achieve 300 volts and earlier have 230 volts so the best is to get a vivitar 285hv for about 75dollars or a safe sync for about 55dollars, you can find all on ebay or other brouser the safe sync converts up to 400 volts to a safe 6 volts that are yust the normal voltage for digital flashes.

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I'd like to know if I can use a Vivitar 2800 flash in a Nikon D80 safely. I've been using it, without any problem, but read that maybe this flash can be dangerous to the D80 and I want to be sure. Thanks.


Yeah Rolo, I read that too. I would put a slave unit on your Vivitar, and the Master would be the pop up unit on the camera. Not only will you save risking your camera with the voltage of the flash, but your pictures will be better too. I use Aperture Priority on the camera and AUTO on the Vivitar set to the same aperture
Best regards,

John

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