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07-13-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Using a Vivitar 265 Flash with K7

While I ponder which PTTL dedicated flash to buy to use with my K7 & Kx, I'd like to know if anyone has any experience using a Vivitar 265 flash with either of these cameras? As an alternative flash, I also own a Nikon SB10 flash.
I know I'm not going to have all the features that I'll get from the Metz, Sigma or Pentax flashes that I'm considering but for a temporary fix that will provide more power than the built in flash, are either of these flash units safe to use?

07-13-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
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Kind of answering my own question but some googling tells me that the Vivitar 265 has a trigger voltage>200V so that one is out. The Nikon speedlight SB10 might have <trigger voltage <5V.
Even if the Nikon is possibly safe I doubt I'd ever take the chance- too much to loose.
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You can use the Nikon sb10 flash the voltage is low enough been using it on my k100d no problems
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got to link pick up a wireless hot shoe transmitter and reciver that way you won't have a direct connection between your camera and flash plus it is a cheaper alternative to pocket wizards


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