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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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Hi Syd,
Vivitar 2800 and 2800D are two different flashes. The first is an old flash, having high trigger voltage, which, as you will see, still can be used with your Fuji. The second is a member of modern flashes, having a low-voltage release. Manufacturers specify the highest applicable voltage at the trigger (hotshoe or PC) terminal; at most digital cameras it reaches several hundred volts.I believe, this is, what your seller was asking. As far as I know, Fuji doesn't mention this value in the user manual of the Finepix 9500, but I met reports of people, who called Fuji and asked that and the answer was 400 volts!
So the short answer is: buy any wireless trigger if you have the 2800D, and tell the seller the flash has about 200 volts if your flash is an older 2800.
I wonder if you did already use your flash with your Fuji?
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