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Canon Flash on Nikon?

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by emidyl, May 20, 2007.

  1. emidyl


    Jan 28, 2007
    Just wondering if anyone has tried this with any success or had certain settings they used.
    When I got my D200 the salesperson told me I could still use my 430 but with about 4 stops over exp.
    Basically useless but possible in a pinch I suppose if you didn't have a Nikon unit.
    The Canon unit is missing a couple contact points though.
    I did try it for about 3-5 exposures with various settings and varying results.

    If there would be potential problems would it be with over voltage damaging the flash?
  2. Snipps


    Oct 7, 2006
    there shouldnt be a voltage problem with the 430ex, you jsut have to use it in manual mode.
  3. emidyl


    Jan 28, 2007
    That's what it looks like. I guess if any compatibility issues did arise it would have shown up immediately as frying seems to be the outcome with older strobes and I think the Nikon's have relatively high voltage limits. (pg 177- flash sync)

    Anyhow I picked up my new SB-600 this afternoon.

    Never occurred to me to second guess the salesperson. They are Henry's after all.
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