Cobra MD 210 Flash compatibility

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docrakesh
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Cobra MD 210 Flash compatibility
Jul 7, 2013

I have a  Cobra MD 210 Flash. Can I use it with a Nikon D5200 dslr camera ?

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Re: Cobra MD 210 Flash compatibility
In reply to docrakesh, Jul 7, 2013

The answer is almost certainly NO. Modern DSLR cameras typically fire flagship at about 6 volts, but these guns have been tested at up to 66 volts. This would fry your electronics in the camera. You could use it off camera, but if it was mine, it would go out in the trash.

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In reply to Footski, Jul 7, 2013

Footski wrote:

The answer is almost certainly NO. Modern DSLR cameras typically fire flagship at about 6 volts, but these guns have been tested at up to 66 volts. This would fry your electronics in the camera.

All Nikon DSLRs are rated for 250v across the (main) flash sync terminals.

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In reply to sillyconguru, Jul 7, 2013

I have read differently, but stand to be corrected.

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In reply to Footski, Jul 8, 2013

Footski wrote:

I have read differently, but stand to be corrected.

Just as an example, page 204 of the user manual for the (OP's) D5200 states... "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."

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In reply to sillyconguru, Jul 8, 2013

Good info.

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