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    Well after hunting through all my fathers old photog gear I have found 2 flashes.
    A Hanimex CB2200 and a National PE-165
    The hanimex has the pivoting head, the National is smaller and just a tall rectangle fixed type one.
    Do you think I could get wireless triggers of some sort and use with these?

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    You may find some info on them by googling? Get a multimeter & measure the voltage between the centre firing pin & the slide contact along the side of the foot. Some camera bodies can only take up to 6 volts or so. Check your manual.

    If you are in doubt, don't put it on your camera body.

    If the voltage is above 50 odd volts, I probably wouldn't want to risk even radio triggers.

    You can purchase an isolating hot-shoe arrangement that will handle these high voltages.

    http://www.weinproducts.com/safesyncs.htm

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    Cool thanks for the advice guys, will look into it today.

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    I have an old cobra 500 which seems to mount & fire OK on my 350D but doesnt seem to do a decent job, the onboard flahs seems stronger and a lot more controlable (I am guessing the cobra doesnt ttl or anything).

    Havnt realy used it apart from a test , is it worth giving it another go?
    Canon 5DmkII, 400L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 24mmf3.5 TS-E, Canon 70-200f2.8L, Tamron 90mm SP AF Di f2.8 Macro, Sigma 50mmf1.4 EX HSM, Nissin Di866 flash, Manfrotto 190xprob & Markins Q3t head, Lee filters, Lowepro Flipside 400AW, Yong Nuo rf 602 triggers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Vuleta View Post
    If the voltage is above 50 odd volts, I probably wouldn't want to risk even radio triggers.
    The Cactus V4 radio triggers handle 0-300V.

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    You could always pick up a slave trigger just to play with.

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