Question re: studio lighting & D90

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  1. Aenjell

    Aenjell TPF Noob!

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    I have some older Photographer's Warehouse Medalights model PG3001ML that I had been using with my F5. I have recently upgraded to a D90. The sales person that sold me the AS-15 adapter to be able to connect my lights said that I needed to check with the lighting manufacturer to make sure there was no "power back" coming through the sync cord to my D90. It was not a problem if there had been any with the F5 due to it being film but they said it could cause serious problems for my D90. I have been calling and emailing the manufacturer with no response.
    Has anyone had any experience with these particular lights and connecting them to digital cameras?
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is called 'flash trigger voltage' and if the lights use a higher trigger voltage than your camera can handle...you would need to find a solution or risk damaging your camera.

    With a multimeter, you could measure the voltage for the lights but you need to know what the D90 is rated for.

    I don't know for sure, but I'd guess that the D90 has a fairly high rating, probably as high or higher than your F5. So if they worked with the F5, they will probably work fine with the D90. It being a digital body shouldn't matter because we are talking about the flash trigger circuitry, which I would think would be the pretty much the same in either camera.
     
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