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Can I safely use a Canon 199A hotshoe flash with my new Nikon d3100 camera. I don't know the voltage limit of the camera.

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Yes. The trigger voltage of the Canon 199a, rated by Canon at 6.0V, is low enough to be safe with new digital cameras.

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