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The Vivitar 1900 is a very simple manual flash, that has no power level controls. I would not consider it safe to use the flash in the hotshoe of your Sony NEX-6 because of the high trigger voltage. I would use a “safe sync” or wireless remote to trigger the flash to protect the camera’s circuitry. Use the NEX-6 in Manual mode so you have full control ...


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Vintage flash units are to be operated manually. In other words, you set the shutter speed and the lens aperture based on conditions. First the shutter speed. Check your camera manual to determine what shutter speed (speeds) you can use with a flash. This falls under a heading called synchronization. Electronic flash units are "X" synchronization. X ...


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Old flashes designed for film cameras use a much higher voltage than modern ones and can damage modern cameras. It sounds like you are overexposing your photos so you will need to lower ISO and/or stop down the aperture. The chart on the back will tell you how much to achieve a decent exposure at a given distance. Shutter speed is constant at the sync ...


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