Connecting New Cameras to Older Strobes

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  1. Shutterbug

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    Hiya, I have a question regarding newer digital cameras and older strobe power boxes.

    I own a Norman P2000D strobe light kit. I have two powerboxes, 4 strobe heads, and 2 strobe focusing units (It's like a strobe head with a focusable aperture)

    This saturday, I'm buying a Nikon D70. I know it doesn't have the standard flash port (Like on my Nikon F) but it does have a hot shoe. Now, I was wondering, is there any adaptor from hot shoe to box connector? (It's a two pronged male connection... It looks like the end of a two pronged extention cord)

    If such a thing exists (I certainly hope it does) where can one purchase it? I'm hot to start using my strobes with digital.
     
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    They do make hot shoe adapters for PC connection. Is that what you have?

    If you know the type of your strobe plug just do a search...they probably have something at Adorama or B&H.
     
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    Be sure that the voltage from the older capacitor can be managed by the adapter or camera. Some adapters step down the voltage of older strobes, and I know that Novatron can modify some of their units for lower voltage digital pc connections.
     

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