Canon 166a Speedlite

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  1. jdh313

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    I found an old Canon 166a speedlite while looking around one day and was wandering if it would work on my Nikon d40.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    No - not properly anyway. And I wouldn't risk trying it, just in case it damages your camera which apparently some older flash units can do.
     
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    Canon on a Nikon? I would say no, Canon on a Canon, maybe, but I am sure you could do a quick Google search to get your answer.
     
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    i read online it could be okay with a pendax k1000, would that be similar
    Nikon d40
     
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    would it be similar? probably as similar as a Canon, as not the same as Nikon
     
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    But seriously why bother anyway, it's such a small flash, the metring won't work properly, if at all, and you'd be better off with the built in popup flash.
     
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    Just something I found from my Uncle's film set, very curious.
     

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