A&P Vivitar 1900 flash still useful? Also a Zeiss Ikon Contessa..

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  1. bakinbits

    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    So my Dad has an old Zeiss Ikon Contessa Prontor SLK Spezial & a Vivitar 1900 flash. Is there any usage left in either? I know the camera still mechanically works. Would I be able to use the flash with my Nikon D80?

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    u can use that on the d80, i use something similar. but u want to double check the voltage so u won't fry your cam
     
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    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    Go get a roll of tri-x and run it through the ikon... you may just like it :)
     
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    Hehe I got an old 1900.

    Dont put it on a new DSLR though... kaboom!
     
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    A couple of different sites all claim that the 1900 is rated at 90v. The D80 manual says, "Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V applied to the accessory shoe could not only prevent normal operation, but damage the sync circuitry of the camera or flash."

    Am I reading it correctly in that it would work without damaging my D80 since 90v is < 250v? I'm pretty paranoid about damaging my month old camera...
     

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