What flash do you use?

Started Oct 1, 2022 | Discussions thread
olyflyer Forum Pro • Posts: 28,965
Re: SB-900 and SB-700

RichieStringer wrote:

Has anyone used any very cheap flash units in manual mode? I've heard from some people that it's not a case that any flash will work with any camera. Some say certain flash units simply won't trigger even in manual mode.

Every flash works in manual mode, even older than 50 years flashes, as long as the trigger voltage is not killing the camera. The Z7 can manage up to 250V, so that is safe also. I have several old flash units which I still use, and all those work in manual mode only. Manual flash photography is not rocket science, especially with digital cameras. You can use the trial an error method, with the starting point point of guide number calculation. An easier way is to use a flash meter, which is what I do. It makes multi flash use in manual mode easy also.

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