how do I set up a new flash and new camera?

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  1. Gonzo Gator

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    I would like to use a Sunpak MZ440AF-NE with my Nikon F-10 35mm film camera with a 35-70 Nikkor zoom lens (both acquired within the past 24 hours or so). The directions that came with the flash concern AF focus cameras only. But the F-10 is completely manual.

    I note that the 1/125th shutter speed setting on the camera dial is red. Does this mean I should stay on that speed when using the flash? Or do I use the "traditional" 1/60th shutter speed?

    The flash has a sliding mechanism to select different ASA speeds. So do I match this with the speed of film I use (or does the sliding mechanism only work for AF?)?

    I will keep searching the internet. I suspect I'll just have to experiment with f-stops, film speeds, etc. I appreciate any tips you may have.
     
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    1/125 or slower.

    Yes, always use the slider switch.[/QUOTE]
     

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