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#1 aussie


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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:25 PM

Need some info about gear I'll be purchasing in the near future. I'm about to buy a second Ike strobe (DS-125) for my G7 setup, but my intention is to move to a dSLR over the next 12 months (will probably buy the camera, either 450D or 40D & kit lens in the near future, housing and lenses for underwater later on).

So my question is, what brands of housing (apart from Ikelite) would I be able to use the Ike substrobes with (lets assume I go for the 40D and have the options for those brands bringing out housings, specifically ali ones)? Am I better off waiting, and changing to Inon strobes once I do make the move to dSLR? Or just stick to Ike housings if nothing else with give me TTL?

Nothing against Ikelite housings by the way, I love my current one, and their service, just want to keep my options open.

Thanks for any help.


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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:45 PM

you should be able to use it with any housing. They have a 5 pin nikonos synch cord, but not necesaarily TTL

They are also coming out with (of have already released) a TTL synch cord (at least for Nikon, not sure about Canon) and these can be used with....

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Not sure if it has to be the Ike synch on the housing end or not. If it does... then Ikelite and Aquatica both offer that. Not sure what other manufacturers it will be usable with

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:31 AM

They are also coming out with (of have already released) a TTL synch cord (at least for Nikon, not sure about Canon) and these can be used with....

They came out with one for Nikon that can be used for Nikon D-40, D-50, D-70, D-70S, D-80, D-200, D-300 or Fuji S5 Pro, Nikon D2X (check stobes for compatbility here http://ikelite.com/w...l_adapter.html/

AFAIK, nothing yet for Canon's, still waiting for that :)

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:31 AM

The Ike in-line TTL controller is available with Nikonos connector to housing ... though they put a Ike connector on the out side. I think.

I use two 125's on a Subal hsg (Nikon D70) with dual Nikonos bulkheads on the housing -- all manual, works fine.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:15 AM

They have the Converter in both version. part 4301 is for the Ikelite bulkhead connector and part 4302 is for the Nikonos 5 pins connector.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:32 AM

AFAIK, nothing yet for Canon's, still waiting for that :(

It won't happen until people start using 6-pin sync cords - or they figure out how to get eTTL/eTTL2 working on only five wires. :)
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