Vivitar 530FD as Slave?

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  1. Cinka

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    I recently dug up a couple of old off camera strobes - one in particular is a Vivitar 530FD - pretty old, but still works well. Seems to have a fast recycle time too. I was wondering if it's possible to use it as a slave? There doesn't appear to be any connectors, but is there an adapter out there for older flashes?
     
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    Since no one else is answering. It's a hot shoe flash. On Camera Flash.

    You can get an adapter that will make it into a slave. Something like a Wein HSD for about $70. The regular Wein HS slave trigger is less, $35 if you don't need to worry about pre-flah sync.

    Also much less, you can get an adapter with a wire on it, that will make it into a cabled flash and you can figure it from there.

    Many possibilities, you just need to decide how you want to trigger it and if it's worth the expense.
     
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    Thanks! You've definitely pointed me in the right direction. I am, however, reading some 50/50 reviews on the Wein adapter. Seems like it only works sometimes. I'm also trying to figure out exactly how it works. Does it trigger from the on-camera flash? I have a Canon 40D. Can it trigger from 580EXII?

    Sorry, I feel like such a rookie here.
     

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