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mehdixp
01-04-2005, 03:33 AM
Hi all
I have olympus C-5060 and now i want to use external flash with this.
but can i use old flash (about 15 years old :) )with this camera and do this make problem for camera or not?
thanks

fieldman
01-12-2005, 07:08 PM
I had the same question on use of an old vivitar 202 flash. My question and replies are listed in dpreview.com in the olympus forum. In short, check the voltage. Charge your old flash and check the voltage (dc) between the center pin on your flash and the side metal contract strips on your flash unit. Mine read 170 volts...........if it's less than 24 volts (according to one reply) it should be safe. Probably better to put the old flash in the drawer and get a compatible one!!