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Can I Use my very old Vivitar Auto Thyristor 3700 Flash with my DSLR Nikon D3100?

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Nikon is supposed to be 250 volts for their circuit and the Vivitar 3700 has been measured around 9 volts from a few different sources, so in theory the answer is yes. Having said that, there's really very little reason to use such an old flash, you're much better off getting a modern flash from Nikon that you can control properly from the camera body rather than risking a faulty circuit in an old flash and damaging your camera.

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