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.