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05-16-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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K-5 , vivitar 283 flash?

Will my old vivitar 283 flash fry my k-5? Anyone used this combo?

05-16-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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There are different Vivitar 283 out there, some with high sync voltage that will fry your K-5 electronics and some with a safe 6v sync voltage. BEFORE you mount the flash on the camera make sure you test the voltage. Here is a youtube video explaining the process.
Alternatively you can use the flash off-camera with radios like the Cactus V5 which are designed to withstand high voltages.
05-16-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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Yes, be very careful with older Vivitar 283 flashes, they can even fry electronics in many film cameras.

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