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09-11-2009, 07:50 AM   #1
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Penta flash what works

I see a lot of Flash units on e-bay but if they are older will they work with th digital cameras (k20) as an example - PENTAX FLASH AF160SA ? or is there a criteria to look for ot reference sheet to compare flash units? Thanks Jeff....

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All hotshoe flashes would 'work' but few that would communicate with the modern dSLRs to calculate automatic exposure, which is what I assume you're after.

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Also be weary of each older flash's trigger voltage as a voltage too high (like above 30V) may overload the dSLR's electronic circuitry.
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Thanks, I didn't think about any electronic circuitry overload issues.

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