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#1 afaenza


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:38 AM

Hi everybody,


after some years of good job I have flooded my old camera (Oly C-7070) on my recent holidays (shame on me).

So I think it's time to get something new. I'm oriented to the Canon G15 but my main concern is the connection of my 2 old strobes Sea&Sea YS-90 Auto.


So far I have been using my strobes via TTL but considering the problem in finding housing for G15 with TTL connector, the comments I have read in "Anonymous TTL" thread I have some doubts.


Shall I look for a housing supporting TTL connection or move to fiber optic connection?

In both cases I have to face some issues:


If I choose to go with fiber optic, I can find a number of housing able to support this connection. However I don't have the retaining rings for my 2 strobes and it seems it's not easy to find them. Also I have no idea if I need specific fiber optic cables for my strobes as I have always used TTL.


If I choose to go for TTL then it seems the only housing supporting TTL for G15 is Ikelite. But it's quite bulk and heavy to my opinion. Also after reading carefully alex Mustard comments it seems that fiber optic should be the best option.


I would appreciate some advices and comments on this.





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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

When you say "TTL" do you really mean TTL or just an electrical connection (like Nikonos) or do you mean electrical connection that also supports TTL with your existing strobes? 


Most people find they are able to shoot manual strobe mode quite effectively with just a little practice.  The fiber optic strobe connections are generally 'safer' than electrical connections with regards to flooding/corrosion/loose connections.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:09 AM



thank you for your answer. I meant TTL, electrical connection that also supports TTL with your existing strobes. With Olympus I was using a converter from Heinrichs Weikamp and amount of light was determined by the camera.


Anyway, after reading a while on the web, I have taken my decision to go for fiber optic, manual strobe mode.


I have found also a way to connect fiber optic cables to my strobes even without retaining rings with this product from 10Bar: http://www.opticaloc...ector-base.html


I've just ordered the Canon G15 and Fantasea FG15 housing, fiber optic cables and connector bases.