Hello all, I am new to this forum and really appreciate any insight. I have the opportunity to buy a used Vivitar 285 (currently selling on Ebay for between $50 and $80) from a friend who is a long time prof. photographer. I am an amature, slowly gathering equiptment. This would be my first flash. I just bought a D80 and read that I should not use mounted flashes that send more than 250V or my camera may have problems. I cannot determine if this flash exceeds the nikon suggested limit. I'm happy to buy the Vivitar for $50 bucks, practice and get to understand using flashes better and then buy a speedflash in a year or so, IF the vivitar is not going to hurt my D80 OR is going to be usefull, with a digital camera. What would you do in my situation, and how much is the max you'd pay for this flash? Your help is MUCH appreciated!