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#1 Byron

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:46 AM

I would like to use a remote strobe, I was after a bit of assistance in how to make this work? 

 

I currently have 2 Inon Z240s that are fired fibre optically from my Nauticam housing. I would like to add an off camera one, does anyone have any recommendations of another strobe to use and how to fire it?

 

There are only two Optical outputs on my housing so I don't think I can add an additional fibre optic cable, can it be fired direct off the sensor using the existing strobes power?

 

Any photo's of set up would be great, do people mount them on a ball/tripod?



#2 Fitzlions

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

You could get an inon s2000 which will fire wirelessly as a slave to the other main strobes (so long as it can see the other strobes).


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:08 PM

Here is a good article which should help:

https://www.sportdiv...-strobes#page-4

Check out the strobist blog (relates entirely to topside but the same principles):

http://strobist.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1


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#4 Tom_Kline

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:34 PM

You can use any strobe with a slave sensor including your Inons as a remote slaved strobe. The main limitation is that the sensor on the slave strobe needs to be able to "see" the flash from the strobe that is connected to the camera. Separate slave sensors have been developed to help do this. One by WP member owfotograaf is called the Triggerfish. Here is a link to his latest gadget for mounting a slaved strobe: http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=60638

 

Slaved strobes have been discussed quite a bit here on WP so there is quite a bit of info already here.

 

Here are a couple of "classic" threads:

 

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=33133

 

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=39737


Edited by Tom_Kline, 27 November 2017 - 01:57 PM.

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#5 Byron

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:09 AM

Cheers guy's, nice to have some reading to do. 

 

I shall shout up if I have any more questions after reading these links 

 

Cheers