Question about Cameras
I have one of the above flashes that I would liket to use with my Nikon D200.
I am afraid that the trigger voltage produced might be too great for the DSLR circuits.
Can you explain what my best options are to use this flash unit safely?
I am aware that I would have to operate strictly manually.
R-sensor to plug in accessory remote sensor for use instead of the fixed one on the front. This allows flash to mount to the side with the remote sensor on the hotshoe. The other socket that has the interlock with the power switch is for a high voltage input (500V input!) from a special mains powered adapter for continuous power and faster refresh instead of using the batteries.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
You can use the Sunpak on a bracket with a "slave trigger" and fire the slave with the Nikon's pop-up flash. I do the same with a SunPak 3600 Auto Zoom. Just remember not to have the red-eye feature operating. Those little slave triggers are only a couple of dollars and I already had few brackets.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
All the suggestions are correct, for playing safe and using a voltage regulator of about 6V on the hot shoe of a modern DSLR. I just measured the trigger voltage on the bottom hot shoe connections of my Sunpak Auto Zoom 3000, and it was 32V while charging up. Once the orange ready light was on, it measured 24V. This is ok to connect to the pc socket of a modern DSLR, as some are rated at max. 250V, as in the Canon 40D User's Manual. The Sunpak would be a bit doubtful on the hot shoe of a DSLR, as I've heard the maximum there is about 30V, and my Sunpak 3000 got to 32V while charging up.
I use a Metz 45CL-4 plugged directly into the pc socket on the side of my Canon 40D with no problems. I've tried the Metz directly on the hot shoe and it worked ok. I measured its trigger voltage at about 9V.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
The rear femail connection at the rear, is for the remote sensor to be mounted atop of the camera (shoe); model "R.S. CA-5". The one to the lest of that is for a power supply / AC Adaptor AD-26S.
My problem is, that even when using the slave trigger mentioned by DarkScribe, the flash flashes, but the light is not included in the picture. Cannot see it, even it I flash it straight into the camera lens. Visually I see it flashing with my eye, so I don't understand why it is not visible on the picture. I put the SunPak on manual mode, so flash is on full power. Anyone has got an idea?
Daggie in Norway
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
I've just bought one of these flash units from a second hand store - it came with just a cord connected to the 'Sync' at the right hand side of unit. It seemed to work ok just connected to the PC/X connector on the D200, although I'm not sure it opperated at full power.
Can anyone tell me more about the female connection at the rear? - the one marked r-sensor and the connector to the left of that. Unfortunately no manual.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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