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Can I make the Vivitar 6000AF for Canon work on a Nikon DSLR?

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As a manual flash, yes. Just cover the other proprietary pins and leave the centre trigger pin.

As a TTL flash, no. Canon and Nikon uses different hotshoe and flash metering.

For non-digital TTL, I would think Vivitar 6000AF is good?

A more appropriate similar product for DSLR is Suntax DRF14

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