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Old 06-15-2009, 04:38 PM
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Old flash with D90

Hi all,

I've got an old flash. Its a "Starblitz 322-BTZ".
Is there a way to make it work with the Nikon D90?
I don't mean to attach it to the top of the camera. I mean to use it externally. Making it shot with the camera.

Maybe an IR accessory? A cable?

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Old 06-15-2009, 08:41 PM
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Re: Old flash with D90

If I remember right about the blitz flash it does have either a built in slave or a place to plug a slave in. You can buy a slave at any camera store and they are only about 20 bucks or so. You can then allow your on camera flash to set off the slaved blitz.

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:08 AM
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Re: Old flash with D90

I think this is what you need


http://tinyurl.com/nser9d
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:22 PM
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Re: Old flash with D90

Sweetlight, shamrock, how does this shoe works?
Do you put the Starblitz on top of this shoe without any connection with the camera?

Then you fire the built in flash of the D90 and the shoe force the Starblitz to fire at the same time?
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:35 PM
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Re: Old flash with D90

There are tons of different kinds of slaves now that allow you to trip multiple strobes via multi-channel transponders. I think you just need a cheapy with looks kind of like a clear flashbulb, about the size of a walnut. You can buy them that have normal plugs if you strobe has that function or some are like a hot shoe that you slide your strobe into and some have a pc plug which is the single straight plug. When mounted to your strobe the sensor trips when your main strobe goes off be it camera mounted or off camera.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:19 AM
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Re: Old flash with D90

to answer your question, you simply put the flash off camera on the shoe and fire the D90 flash.
do some tests as any pre-flash from the D90 might set it off prematurely, and you don't want to flash premature do you ?

My advice if this happens is to switch off any pre-flash if this happens.. stuff like red eye reduction will cause the same problem.. experiment..
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:37 PM
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Re: Old flash with D90

Thank you both for your help!

Will see if I can find a cheap shoe to test the D90 with this flash.
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