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El-cheepo Nauticam Optical trigger

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#21 g3cko



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:10 AM

Ahh, the rear curtain thing is Cannon specific?    Any idea how Nikon does things?   I would need to make my own (or buy) the hot shoe adapter and also double check that my Subal has room to fit that, but it is something I've wanted for backup (or primary, and keep the electrical as backup) 

#22 Bevanj



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:36 PM

I should point out that if you are wanting to use this LED trigger (or any LED trigger for that matter), you NEED high quality multi strand fiber cables. Single strand wont allow enough light transmission to trigger strobes.

With a bright flash from a cameras intetnal flash tube, you can get away with higher losses in the fibre from single strand cables and still have enough light left at the far end to trigger a strobe.

With a relayively weaker pulse from an LED, the cables need to be as efficient at passing light from one end to the other as possible.

Personally, I'm using the howshot brand multicore ones.


#23 divingchris


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:38 AM

Its good ! How can I have one

#24 flowdesign


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:18 PM

Hi Bevan,


Great job! Any update for the compatibility with Sony version? Would like to have one if it works fine for Sony:B):

I believe it should work with Sony. Next time I catch up with a friend who has an A7RII, I'll see if he minds if I try it on his camera. 

Oh, and I tried the V5.6 board shown above with the YSD2 - they fire just fine! :D 


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:18 AM

my friend did it

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