Is this flash safe for my DSLR?

Discussion in 'Camera Gear' started by prankie, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. prankie
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    Hi, just found my dad's 17 year old Zenit camera along with Achiever 828 Flash.. I tried connecting it to my Nikon D3100 and it worked perfectly.
    Just curious, will the flash be safe in long run?? considering Trigger Voltage of older flash-- Which I have no Idea about :p
  2. ashvarybabul
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    Might be risky.. assuming your suppose to take 12V, you need to measure value for your dslr.
    A list might help you - Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages
  3. prankie
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    prankie Tech Addict

    I had gone through that earlier.. my flash is not listed there.. :)
  4. ashvarybabul
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    you can measure the flash voltage using a multimeter.. If it is something more than you dslr voltage, avoid it
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