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#1 Neptun 100

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:36 AM

Is it possable to connect two DS125 to the housing with 2 single cables?
or i have to buy the TTL converter?
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#2 MatthewAddison

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:39 PM

Is it possable to connect two DS125 to the housing with 2 single cables?
or i have to buy the TTL converter?
thanks

You will either have to buy a Y cable or the TTL converter. The housing has two strobe ports, with one dedicated to the TTL converter and cannot be used to fire a second strobe directly.
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#3 Craig Ruaux

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

Yes,

BUT: you'll need to mask the hotshoe adapter so that only ground and trigger are open. The camera can not deal with more than one ready or nice signal from more than one strobe.

See a previous thread on this here: http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=23072

Now if you want to use TTL, then you'll need the TTL adapter AND a Y-cable. The Y-cable is wired for 5 pins to the master strobe and two pins to the "slave".
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:09 AM

Yes,

BUT: you'll need to mask the hotshoe adapter so that only ground and trigger are open. The camera can not deal with more than one ready or nice signal from more than one strobe.

See a previous thread on this here: http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=23072

Now if you want to use TTL, then you'll need the TTL adapter AND a Y-cable. The Y-cable is wired for 5 pins to the master strobe and two pins to the "slave".

That works on the new MDX line? I was told it didn't. Thanks for the heads up!
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#5 Craig Ruaux

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:11 AM

That works on the new MDX line? I was told it didn't.


I will admit that I have not done this with the MDX housings, but I can't see how it would not work, as in the end all you are doing is making a parallel connection of the "fire" commands across two bulkheads. This is a purely manual exercise, though. Any TTL with two strobes will require the adapter and a Y-cable.

I used two strobes and two sync cables in this manner with the DX-D200 housing.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:54 PM

my friend did the same thing (2 strobes, 2 cables) on the MDX-D300 housing, but she inserted a little disc she bought from backscatter, I think it cost around $5. I'll bet it did the same mask as describes above.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:20 AM

Hi Craig, It's WORK VERY GOOD in the MDX-D300 !
I use non blue band cable's !
Thank's!

Amir