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I have seen this product and wish to use it on my Canon 50D with a Vivitar 283 flashgun. These are quite powerful and this gadjet is to reduce the trigger voltage so the electrics are not fried. Has anyone used it, and does it work? Also this product looks the same for all cameras, but are more expensive for e.g Canon, or Nikon. Is this just to charge more for the same item?

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Wein makes a good one and have used it without issue for years.

You can get it on eBay or here:

Canada:http://www.henrys.com/4563-WEIN-SAFE-SYNC-HOTSHOE-HI-VOLT-SYNCH-REG.aspx
USA: http://www.adorama.com/WNSSHSHS.html

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10. Some versions will be high.

Hope they are helpful to all photographers.

Truly,
Alexander
atdlee@netzero.com

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