Edited by Guillaume L, 23 November 2013 - 01:08 AM.
Second connector port for strobe
Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:06 AM
Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:55 PM
Have you tried running the strobe directly off the "converter" port? I remember (dimly) that on the Canon housings at least both worked fine for the strobe.
Canon 7d, Nauticam, Lots of glass, Olympus OMD-EM5, Nauticam, 60 macro, 45 macro, 8 mm fisheye, Inon, S&S, Athena Strobes plus lots of fiddly bits.
Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:41 PM
My two sync cords still work, but I have no means of connecting them in a way that makes me happy.
I found the 'best' solution for me at the moment - buy a twin sync cord. It meant spending more money but hey that's underwater photography.
Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:46 PM
the converter port is dedicated to S&S converter, connecting directly a strobe can cause a damage to the strobe (or to the control circuit inside the housing). But you can make e "modification", simply bypassing the electronic circuit that connect the port converter to the hot shoe camera plug in. It means to realize a "parallel" connection absolutely equivalent to the non-converted plug. Ok, I've a MDX – D300 and I use the S&S Y cable to connect a couple of YS120 to the housing. In other words I haven't tried the customization, but I believe that it can be done!
The true disadvantage using the Y cable is the short length of the cable branches. I don't know why S&S doesn't purchase a really long Y cable.
On my MDX D800 there is the same problem, but (worst) S&S on MDX D800 allow to mount only one connector (sold as spare part ….grrrr). In the next months I'll try to solve this trouble (I'd like to mount a second flash connector using the closed hole on housing top...), if you are interested to I'll keep you posted on the developments
Edited by vbpress, 27 November 2013 - 12:46 PM.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:56 PM
finally I realized the second connection. It's a very simple operation witch needs only a few instruments and some patience.
I've told about this on my blog here:
You have to go down at the end of the post. Here you can find a lot of pictures explaining "how to do".
Sorry but at the moment the description is in in Italian and I've to confess that it was just hard to explain every passage even in my native language!!