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does someone know the what the connector pins of the flash shoe from a nikon d3100 are??? Answered

is it possible to make diy ringflash that connects to it?
the ringflash itself is no problem but i don't know the connections
thanks in advance

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jeff-o

6 years ago

It might be possible to modify a commercially made hotshoe extension cable...

i was thinking of a polystyrene plate with selfmade connections

Use a stronger plastic, but sure. You could use small brass finishing nails as contacts.

what kind of plastic do you suggest?
i thought ps was going to be strong enough if i make another brace thats sits on the lens

From the Nikon D3100 page's tech tab (under Accessory Shoe) : ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and ata contacts and safety lock. Wiki page for that will show you the pinout.

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