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#1 davec13o2

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:25 AM

On page 17 of the instructions for two recently delivered strobes, is the warning not to connect two strobes via

Y sync cable because of possible damage to the strobes.  The reseller verified this warning after a discussion

with Inon, and suggests that I return the strobes for refund.

 

My Meikon case at the moment has only a single sync connector.  Waiting for the UW-Technics TTL converter

with fiberoptic connection for Sony cameras.

 

Looking now for other options:

Sea&Sea YS-D2J appears problematic according to recent reports. 

Retra takes fiberoptic only, but they do have a sync-fiber converter.

Ikelite case with TTL sync cable requires their heavy strobes.

 

Comments, please.

 

I took traces of the Z330 manual output and integrated them for output. From Full to -0.5 (1.4 stops), -0.5 to-2 (1 stop), -2 to -4 (0.06 stops), -4 to -6 (0.32 stops).

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Edited by davec13o2, 07 February 2019 - 08:26 AM.


#2 ChrisRoss

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:09 AM

You could try using a single sync cord and have the other strobe running TTL mimicking what the synced strobe does until such time as you get a TTL trigger.  Or if both strobes are in manual, just trigger the second strobe from the first one.



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Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:41 PM

Thanks, Eagle

 

Barmaglot also mentioned that approach on another website.  So, that's what I finally settled on - triggering my YS-03 with my ST-100 - the cheapest solution until UW-Technics comes through with a Sony electrical-optical converter.

Approach B.

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Edited by davec13o2, 09 February 2019 - 09:41 PM.