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AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (Hot Shoe to PC)

Designed for use with Nikon cameras with standard ISO-type accessory shoes that do not have a sync terminal. The AS-15 is compatible with cameras such as the D7000, D90, D5000, D3100 and D3000, which feature standard ISO-type accessory shoe but lack a sync terminal for large studio strobes.
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Can i use this with an original vivitar 285 on a nikon d7000?

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No voltage is not compatible.
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The older 285's were high voltage, the AS-15 is for low voltage strobes.
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Can I use this adapter with my SB800? Or is the AS-10 the better solution for using my SB800, off camera, and hard wired?

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In order to better assist you, please click on the link below:
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Using an AS-15 with a SB600

I got an AS-15, assuming (always a mistake) there was a PC connection on my SB600, so I could use it off- camera. There isn't one that I can find. Therefore how do I use ther AS-15 and SB600?
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If I read you question right you want to use your sb600 off the camera, depends on whay camera you are using, the AS15 is a sync to your PC that can be used with strobe lights, it is not a flash commander. You need a SU-800 commander.
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what settings do I need to get the D5000 and As-15 make a flash gun fire

I have tried the As-15 on my d5000 and linked them to a couple of flash guns with synch sockets but the flash guns do not fire. What settings do I need
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No settings on the camera needed. Verify compatibility with the manufacture of the flash guns.
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Can my D700 connect to 2 sync cords & strobes using the built-in and the AS-15 without a problem?

I use my D700 with one studio strobe on a sync cord and wireless SB900's set on SU-4 as fill. Would it be ok to use this AS-15 to attach to my hot shoe and use 2 strobes connected by sync cords at the same time?
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Yes, by connecting to the sync port on the camera and another one in the AS-15.
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D80/AS-15/SB600/Studio Strobe

Using an AS-15, how can I configure a D80 with a Studio Strobe AND an SB600? Is this possible?

Thanks!
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As you know you would have to set a studio flash manually. If the studio flash has a slave feature, you can mount the SB600 on your D80, then the SB600 will trigger the studio flash. If you want to fire the studio flash through a cord, then you need the AS-15, but once you mount that there is no way to mount the SB600 to your D80. So with the AS-15 mounted, the only way to fire an SB600 would be a third party slave trigger, or mounted the SB600 separately to the Nikon SU-4.
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D-90 Assesories

I have a D-90 and would like to purchase a multi power battery pack, speedlite and off-camera flip frame. What sync cord and terminal adapter would I need to use for the flash? I am thinking about the SB-700 speedlite and possibly the MB-D200 power battery pack...any other recommendations?
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The D-90 has 'Commander Mode' built into the camera, so you don't 'need' a sync cord. Commander Mode allows you to control multiple groups of remote Nikon flashes #SB-600, SB-700, SB-800 etc# wirelessly. It uses a pre-flash from the built in pop up flash, or an attached Nikon flash to send out a code to the flash then the flash for the exposure occurs. This works great unless you are not within line of sight of the remote flash. To turn on Commander Mode go to the Menu on the camera - it is option E2 in the custom settings menu. You will also need to setup the SB-700 as a slave on the same channel and group that you setup in the camera.
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Does this work with D3200 and Metz flash?

I have a Metz 45CL-4 with AS-15 that worked great with my old Nikon 35mm. I wonder if this will work with the new D3200. I don't see the D3200 listed as a compatible device.
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Yes, here is the D3200 system chart:
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d3200/compatibility01.htm
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Can this be used as an interface between old analogue flashes (11v models) and a D3200

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Nikon Digital SLR cameras can be used with third-party studio strobe systems when extra light is needed.The strobes are connected to the camera's PC connector (use the AS-15 Adapter on the D7100/ D7000/ D5100/ D5000/D3200/ D3100/ D3000/ D100/ D90/ D80/ D70/ D70s/ D60/ D50/ D40/ D40X to add this necessary connector plug) and will fire when the camera's shutter opens. If a camera has a built in sync terminal, this may be used instead of the AS-15.

No Program modes ("A" "S" or "P") can be used when using external strobes, as the camera has no way to meter or control external units.

Warning: Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V applied to the camera's sync terminal could not only prevent normal operation, but may damage the sync circuit of the camera or flash. Check with the strobe manufacturer for voltage specifications.
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How does this actually work??

I bought a Studio lighting kit to use with my Nikon D3200. The D3200 does not have a sync terminal so if I use this then how does this adapter work? I understand that I attach it to the hot shoe on the D3200 but is there any other set up issues with this adapter? Also what does the term PC mean in the description Hot Shoe to PC?

Thank you for all help :)
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A Prontor-Compur connection (also known as a PC connector) is a standard 3.5 mm (1/8") electrical connector (as defined in ISO 519) used in photography to synchronize the shutter to the flash.

You can use a PC (Prontor-Compur)sync cord to connect the AS-15 from the camera to a speedlight or Studio strobe.
Please read the information in the link below before connecting the camera to a strobe.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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I have nikon d100

Will this work with it and a sunpac 622 pro flash. And the D100??
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Yes I'll answer this myself. It works.
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compatibility

Dear I read that one should take care with this adapter regarding strobes that use high voltage trigger voltages and that it is not recommended to use this adapter for some flash units(f.e. ones that have more than 6V). So my question: with which flash units is it compatible? I own this adapter already but just want to be sure not to use it in the wrong way. I own the Nikon SB-900 strobe, and also two Yongnuo YN460 II speed lights. Can you help out?
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Your obviously safe with the SB-900. The Yongnuo
YN460 have a trigger voltage of 6 volts so they should be safe. However there are never any guarantees when using third party flashes.
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can i use this terminal to sync flash like FP or high speed sync shots over 1/250 ?

i want to use my external flash over 1/250 sync speed will this terminal help me achieve this ?
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The following cameras can shoot 1/500s with the AS-15 sync port: D50, D40, D40x, D70, D70s. The following cameras can shoot at 1/250s with the AS-15 sync port: D4, D3X, D3S, D3, D700, D300, D300S, D2X, D2Xs, D2H, D2Hs, D200, D7000. For more information on the AS-15 sync port, please see the following link: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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can we use AS-15 with MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord Nikon cable release?

I need to take long exposure with D7000. Now if I want to take more than 30 sec exposure, let's say a 2-minutes exposure, I have to select Bulb and use stopwatch. The problem is getting worse when I want to take SEVERAL images of longer than 30 sec exposure images (for star trail shots, 60 shots of 2 minute exposures for instance).

I hear that MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord can help to cope this problem, but how to connect it with D7000/D7100? Can we attach it to AS-15?
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The MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord will not plug into the AS-15 Sync Terminal Adaptor.
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Connection between AS-15 and D-3200 (Metz Flash)

Ok, so I have an old Metz C-45 flash and I would love to use this as an external flash instead of the wimpy little flash that is standard with the D-3200. Can I use the AS-15 to connect the PC cord from the flash to the D-3200 and if so what setup is needed?
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The AS-15 Sync Terminal Adaptor is compatible with the D3200. When the AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately) is mounted on the camera accessory shoe, flash accessories can be connected via a sync cable.
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Can I use this for my new D3100 to connect my old flash Metz 402 ?

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When the AS-15 sync terminal adapter is mounted on the camera accessory shoe, flash accessories can be connected via a sync cable. Nikon recommends the use of only Nikon accessories with its cameras and cannot guarantee performance with the use of third party accessories. Please contact the manufactuer of the flash for compatibility.
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Using the AS-15 flash adaptor with a D3200

Can I use my Sunpack hammerhead flash Auto 4205G (thyristor) with the AS-15 adaptor fixed to my D3200?
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How do I stop the in built flash popping up as I press the shutter? The pop up flash collides with the AS-15 adaptor. I would like to use my Sunpack flash fitted through the AS-15 adaptor in the Auto mode.
Is the answer to use the camera in MAS or P position on the mode dial?
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Nikon cannot offer support or advice on third party products and their compatibility with the AS-15 flash adaptor. You will need to get in contact with the manufacturer of the third party equipment for compatibility information with our products. Please contact Nikon Technical Support for help with this question. For information on how to contact Nikon please visit http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans....
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Is it safe to use the AS-15 with ANY studio flashes and a digital slr? I have heard there may be voltage issues that could damage the slr.

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No sometimes studio strobes will damage you too. I think wireless is better.
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