Georg S , May 09, 2008; 06:48 p.m.
Hi Allan, i have used many flashes on my Nikons - older Metz Hammerheads, a lot of long forgotten units like the National PE-3057 or the Agfa 302 CSi. I even used a Leica SF-20 on top of a Nikon. I never had any problems - except bad akkus. The Minoltas Auto 200X sync-voltage is reported to be low. High sync-voltage is the only problem with the older flash-units - some of them may damage the complex electronics of todays cameras. But if You discover the wonderful features an off-camera SB-800 offers (Nikons CLS is great - try it) You might end with a second CLS-compatible Speedlight as backup. Have fun and please excuse my terrible English, georgs.