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#1 bighead

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:53 AM

has anyone tried using the z240 as an off camera strobe ?? What are the needed accessories ? I am currently using the fibre optics option, and after reading thru the forum, I couldn't find DIY project or commercial products available. Hope to get some feedback

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

Yes. Here is a review of the remote slave sensor called the Triggerfish. I don't own one but I have used it with an Inon z240 on a couple of workshops.

http://wetpixel.com/...-slave-trigger/

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

The Triggerfish remote trigger works well on an Inon Z240...I also use Sea&Sea YS-60 and YS-90 for remote strobe work, and the trigger will NOT work with them. In this example the Z240 is hidden behind the iMac screen, giving the impression its lit up:-

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:39 AM

Thxs everyone. Seems like the triggerfish slave unit is the only option available in the market.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

You certainly can do it other ways. The Z240 can easily be used as a slave receiver by simply pointing your on-camera strobe at the sensor on the strobe.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

You can see a set up with multiple Z240's with triggerfish here:
http://forum-photosu....php?f=4&t=7421

These first photos were taken by Hélene doing some of her first wide angle - and posted from the sea using the Wi-Fi on board during my Red Sea workshop in June - so minimal post processing.

Phil Sokol got the best shot of this setup, but I can't find it online.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:46 PM

I like this one:
http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/
The infinite loop. Been wondering what these types of images are called for ages.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:10 PM

the triggerfish works excellently ... thxs Hedwig.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:27 PM

Usually Inon strobes are work well without additional accessory.
http://wetpixel.com/...topic=43491&hl=

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

The only problem with Triggerfish (I have two although one of them floods everytime I use it...) is when you don´t want to light the area where it is located. That is when you need to go the optical fiber route...
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:02 AM

The only problem with Triggerfish (I have two although one of them floods everytime I use it...) is when you don´t want to light the area where it is located. That is when you need to go the optical fiber route...


I don't use triggerfish or the heinrichs weikamp sensors, because i think that optical should be the way to go. Had no one ever developed something that collects and directs light into an optical fiber cable that?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:32 AM

Had no one ever developed something that collects and directs light into an optical fiber cable that?


Hello Udo, what do you mean?
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:10 AM

Hello Udo, what do you mean?


oops, i see i forgot to finish my sentence.. it should be : Had no one ever developed something that collects and directs light into an optical fiber cable that is connected to the optical sensor of the strobe. I mean, it should be a sort of transparant unit or plastic marble where you can put in a fiber cable which internally directs/reflects incoming light into the optical cable towards the strobe. Probably something similar to the optical triggerplug that was delivered with my new D800 housing.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:08 AM

I like this one:
http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/
The infinite loop. Been wondering what these types of images are called for ages.


Ah...yes...the infinite loop. This one has a Inon Z240 strobe on a small tripod behind the iMac screen...and a triggerfish remote trigger hidden somewhere just out of frame...

Glad you liked it...
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

As bvananat already mentioned, the INON sensors are rather sensible and you should be able to trigger them with your camera strobe if the strobe sensor is exposed to the camera strobe.
If this is not feasible due to murky water, weak camera strobe or long distances you can buy a standard fiber optic cable and use it to trigger the strobe far and
this strobe may trigger some other strobes near enough to not use fiber optic cable.
As in your profile you write that you use a Oly 5050 you need to build a fiber optic adapter block to stick on your housing in front of the camera strobe,
maybe for multiple cables to trigger more than one strobes.
This one for example: http://www.fantasea....=2&category=495
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Edited by ChrigelKarrer, 31 August 2012 - 09:48 AM.

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