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I Have a Nikon D40 DSLR and a Vivatar zoom thyristor flash unit. I want to fire it off camera in a dark with my shutter in bulb setting when sound is made. any Ideas?

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I should add to my answer to your other post, that in a long exposure you can also fire the remote flash manually.

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