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#1 renep

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:16 PM

I was tinkering with my UFL1 and I tested an old idea of mine. Looking at the Intova synch fiber optic cable I asked myself if that cable was different from normal clear monofilament.

I tried a 20 inch then a 36 inch piece of 1.8 mm monofilament used for tuna fishing and found that I could trigger the flash every time. This monofilament is not even coated!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:50 PM

Yes, well done.
The prices charged for 'proper' fibre cables is ridiculous in my opinion.

#3 gobiodon

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 03:10 AM

I was tinkering with my UFL1 and I tested an old idea of mine. Looking at the Intova synch fiber optic cable I asked myself if that cable was different from normal clear monofilament.

I tried a 20 inch then a 36 inch piece of 1.8 mm monofilament used for tuna fishing and found that I could trigger the flash every time. This monofilament is not even coated!

Rene
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I've tried fishing line monofilaments but the one I tested didn't work well. Finally I ordered from here and it's not expensive at all:
http://thefiberoptic...lowfilament.htm

I've used it for flash adapter but it should also work as synch fiber optic cable. See my previous thread here:
http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=38176

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#4 renep

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:35 AM

oh wow, these prices are not too bad considering the amounts we require. Buying 100 yards of 1.8 mm fishing mono is about 20$ but if you don't fish for tuna or spearfish you may as well go for the real product. It's 20$ for 50 feet! Thanks Marcell!
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