Can I use this Flash??

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Farmergirl, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if I can use a Canon 420EX Speedlite on my Nikon d70? I was visiting my Aunt on Sunday and she gave it to me. Is it all right to put on my camera or will it damage the flash shoe? If it won't work on my camera I think I will use it as a slave flash.

    Thanks for helping
  2. Sarah,

    I can't say for sure either way. However, I wouldn't even try. Every camera company makes a unique "automatic" hotshoe. The main trigger connection is the one right in the middle. This means it should fire. But I would NOT try it. The other connections may short something out on either the flash or the camera.

    Now using it off camera as a manual slave would be find. Play with and have fun off camera.

    Just my thoughts,
  3. Thanks Scott,

    I was hoping it would work on camera but if not that is fine too.

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