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10-11-2009, 11:56 PM   #1
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Old Hanimax Flash on DSLR

Hi. I've just joint the forum and this is my first post. After having recently perchased my first digital camera (K20D) after many years of great photography fun with my old Nikon F and Mamiya medium format TLR cameras. Now I'm on a long learning curve in the digital photography age.

I need some help as I would like to use my very old Hanimax Pro 550 flash gun with my new Penax K20D. I am worried that I may do serious damage using this flash with the K20, using the X-Sync socket, electrically speaking.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance!


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10-12-2009, 02:03 AM   #2
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Well, the K20D's X-sync is supposed to be protected.

If you're worried about it, though, according to handy site, the trigger voltage is 234V. I'm surprised they have Hanimex listed.

Not good if you're using it through the hotshoe.

Welcome, by the way. What part of NSW do you hail from?
10-12-2009, 02:23 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
Well, the K20D's X-sync is supposed to be protected.

If you're worried about it, though, according to handy site, the trigger voltage is 234V. I'm surprised they have Hanimex listed.

Not good if you're using it through the hotshoe.

Welcome, by the way. What part of NSW do you hail from?
Thanks for that, Lithos.

I just remember that I read somewhere that one can do serious damage by conecting the wrong flash. I din't know that the X-sync is protected.

I live in Queanbeyan next door to Canberra.

Cheers!
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Let me double check that, by watching the promo video.

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Yes, at 7:04 in that video, it says there's protection circuitry. Most, if not all, modern flashes trigger at less than 6V.
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