Sync cord options
Posted 24 April 2002 - 07:43 PM
Assuming that I could get another connector put in here. Would it be better to have 2 single sync cords or one "Y" sync cord?
I know the "Y" would be more expensive ( > $300, yikes!). Are there other pros and cons that I'm not aware of?
Posted 24 April 2002 - 08:57 PM
Of course the camera->bulkhead link is still the weak link in that theory.... particularly if the bulkheads are daisy-chained.
Posted 24 April 2002 - 09:25 PM
Nikon connectors are at least a little delicate, and finicky. The ikelite ones are simpler, and more reliable.
nikon n90s/ikelite housing/twin SS-200 canon G2/ikelite/DS-50/optical TTL slave
sony V3/ikelite/DS-51/Heinrich DA2 slave
Posted 25 April 2002 - 04:59 AM
I agree with Don that the Ikelite bulkheads are much better than the Nikonos style...but good luck getting Aquatica to switch them out. Anything is possible I suppose and I'm sure they have done it before...
Another cheap (but least reliable) method would be to just use a single sync cord and set the other YS90DX as a slave flash. The slave sensor in the YS90 is pretty good at "spotting" the flash from the other strobe.
So here's my Recs in order of reliability:
1) Two bulkheads on the housing and 2 sync cords (Nik to S&S)
2) Dual Sync cord (Nik to S&S)
3) One sync cord to one S&S
FWIW, I use a dual cord.
Good luck and happy shooting!
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Posted 25 April 2002 - 12:14 PM