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TotoEC

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Re: Trigger voltages of old flashguns - will they damage my 600D?
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2012, 12:07:10 PM »
May be a way to use the old flash is to set it on an optical/wireless trigger and fire it in manual mode.

Yep. My 1980 Sunpak optical trigger still works to-date and I'm using it with the Vivitar 285 which I'm using as a background or highlight flash in manual mode.  :P

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Re: Trigger voltages of old flashguns - will they damage my 600D?
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2012, 12:07:10 PM »

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Re: Trigger voltages of old flashguns - will they damage my 600D?
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2012, 02:03:44 PM »
After you've used it for a while please post back and let us know how the camera is. Everything I read when I had the same question came out on the side of 'don't do it' so I'd be real happy to be able to use my old but powerful sunpak  ;D

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Re: Trigger voltages of old flashguns - will they damage my 600D?
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2012, 03:04:18 PM »
I, too, thank you, Mt. Spokane.  And raise a virtual Sam Adams (or Yeungling).  Salut!

or do you mean "Yuengling" ?

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Re: Trigger voltages of old flashguns - will they damage my 600D?
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2012, 04:57:15 PM »
while newer canons may accept up to 250v keep in mind that some flash have 350v or even more. up to 600v i have seen.


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Re: Trigger voltages of old flashguns - will they damage my 600D?
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2012, 04:57:15 PM »