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I bought a Sunpak 383 external flash. When I put it in the hot shoe, the menu in my camera doesn't allow me to access the external flash options. I don't understand how to use the flash

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Sunpak 383 is not a 'dedicated' flash that is why it don't give any information to the camera.However set the camera in manual mode and set the aperture and shutter speeds and match the iso of both and it will work like a champion.

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