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Sep 04, 2008 14:29 |  #1

I'm new to flashes, so go easy on me. I have a Vivitar 273 flash, kinda old but still works, and want to know:

will a Vivitar 273 work with a Canon XTI?

Anyone know?


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Sep 04, 2008 15:00 |  #2

I recently modified my father in laws 273, it had a trigger voltage of 327v, I would suggest checking the voltage of yours before use. Personally I won't use a flash with a trigger voltage of more than 6v on my 350D.

It may be old but they are a decent flash having 3 auto settings & 1 manual.

My father in law (Pentax user) uses his all the time & yields some great results.




  
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Sep 04, 2008 15:30 |  #3

b1gdaddy wrote in post #6241260 (external link)
I recently modified my father in laws 273, it had a trigger voltage of 327v, I would suggest checking the voltage of yours before use. Personally I won't use a flash with a trigger voltage of more than 6v on my 350D.

It may be old but they are a decent flash having 3 auto settings & 1 manual.

My father in law (Pentax user) uses his all the time & yields some great results.

327Volts huh... wow. Well then. How did you modify the trigger voltage? I'm an EE, so it shouldn't be hard, just need to know where to start.


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Sep 04, 2008 15:35 as a reply to  @ londonblue007's post |  #4

There you go, nice easy mod to keep you busy for an hour or so ;)


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Sep 04, 2008 15:55 |  #5

b1gdaddy wrote in post #6241495 (external link)
There you go, nice easy mod to keep you busy for an hour or so ;)


https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=416117

Sweet thanks!

(Might have to borrow my old college's EE lab to do it right)


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