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07-02-2014, 07:07 AM   #1
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Pentax K-5 + Vivitar 1900

Hi guys just wanted to ask you's a question I bought an old film camera that came with a vivitar 1900 Flash and I used it on my k-5 with only 2 shots and did not realise that you have to make sure the voltages are safe,Yeah... Well will my K-5 be ok now ? As its acting normal and turning on and taking photos. Of course I wont be using the vivitar anymore

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The Vivitar 1900 has a trigger voltage of 90V, or 123V depending on who tested it. That is higher than the recommended max from Pentax (20V). I wouldn't use it on anything but a wireless slave.
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The Vivitar 1900 has a trigger voltage of 90V, or 123V depending on who tested it. That is higher than the recommended max from Pentax (20V). I wouldn't use it on anything but a wireless slave.
Yes i know but will my K-5 be fine now like it won't die on me will it ?
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People have used flashes with higher trigger discharges than that and not fried the camera. If you didn't fry the camera the first time you used it you should be fine.

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People have used flashes with higher trigger discharges than that and not fried the camera. If you didn't fry the camera the first time you used it you should be fine.
Thank you so much,I have been freaking out so much.

I feel super stupid now though
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It sounds like you were lucky. But, it's still possible that you fried the hotshoe connection even though the camera works otherwise - the only way to be sure is to try using a (safe) flash unit.
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If the camera still works as it should then it's most likely just fine. Electronics are a bit random at times with how much they can take, just don't use it again.
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It sounds like you were lucky. But, it's still possible that you fried the hotshoe connection even though the camera works otherwise - the only way to be sure is to try using a (safe) flash unit.
That's just great,I can't test it as i haven't got a flash yet.
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If the camera still works as it should then it's most likely just fine. Electronics are a bit random at times with how much they can take, just don't use it again.
That's true and no i will not thanks.

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