Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
Before digital came along all flashes were designed to work with all cameras and all cameras were designed to work with all flashes.

I think the current low voltage flash sync. ideas are just paranoia and mythology.

The current low voltage flash sync is due to the fact that new cameras use solid state switching device (SCR, transitor etc..) rather than simple dry contact. The solid state devices don't wear out with repeated use but are not easy to make them work with a wide voltage range.