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09-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
Charles Hord

Vivatar 5200 compatibility

Will a Vivitar zoom thyristor 5200 work on a Canon Rebel xsi ? Thank You!

09-23-2012, 07:30 AM   #2
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Canon officially says the trigger voltage limit of the hotshoe on their cameras is 6 volts, the trigger voltage of a Vivitar 5200 has been measured at over 9 volts. It might work fine if they underrate their camera's flash circuits or if the limit really is 6 volts you risk damaging the camera.

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