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Seacam Seaflash with other housings than Seacam?


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#1 meerseen

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:21 PM

Hey!
I have a question especially to a Seacam Seaflash 250 digital.
Having this flash with Nikon TTL, can I use it with housing from another company than Seacam without losing the TTL function?
For example: Can I use a Nikon D300 in a Sealux or UK-Germany housing with the Seaflash 250 digital and TTL? Or do I need a special converter?
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#2 mikedive

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:20 AM

Hi,

as the Nikonos V socket is connected the same way all over the world this should give no further problems. You only have to take care of the combination plug and socket an original Nikons V Socket has 3 solid and 2 springpins in Germany there are also N5 sockets available using 5 solid pins so a normal Nikonos V plug is not fitting in a N5 socket therefor you need a N5 plug other way around there is no problem a N5 plug also fitts into a NikonosV socket but you have to care about propper contakt between the springpins and the little sockets in the N5 Plug. Some times you have to widen the holes carefully wich a little drill or filling them up with some little brass nails you get out of some 1mm solder pins used on PCBs by filing one half away.

Michael
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