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02-21-2011, 09:33 AM   #1
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Safe Flash Equiptment for K7/AF240Z&AF280T

Hi, I have a feeling this has probably been discussed..but i couldn't find anything relating to the k7. I am very clueless about how the voltages work in I just wanted to be on the safe side, as I have been advised to take caution in using older flashes with the k7. The two older flashes I have is the AF240Z and the AF280T. Thanks!


02-21-2011, 10:49 AM   #2
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Hey Nick, sorry, I owed you an IM back on this.

From what I've read, you should be fine with those flashes, but it still wouldn't hurt to invest in a voltage meter and test for yourself before using. Every man should have a voltage meter in his toolbox.

I have a bunch of manual flashes, but never bothered testing them, as all are used off camera, with wireless triggers.

I assume you've also read, and understand that those old flashes, even if they are low voltage, will only work in manual mode, on camera. No PTTL.

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Yea, I think it wouldn't hurt to have one around the house, going to pick one up later, will also provide me with peace of mind too before i use the flashes. thanks Doug!
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AF 280T is safe to use, reads 7.2vdc. Don`t have a 240 so no comment on it.

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I have the 240Z and have used it safely on my Sony V3 and my K-x. You can check the voltage here:

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Thanks for that site, that brought me peace of mind when using the flash. thanks again!
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I'm on my iTouch now and can't post the link, but if you ever come across a bargain old flash and you're worried about voltage, Photodiox now sells a SafeSync adapter for just 16 bucks, as opposed to 50 plus for the Wein. You can find it on Amazon.


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