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#21 beivied

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 07:05 AM

hi fongwee :D

actually my concern is not really how to use ds50, but how well it works, and with c5050z in particular

thanks for your post though, should come in handy when i get the strobe finally :wink:

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 08:33 AM

eh... would you mind letting me play a bit with the manual controller as well? :D would appreciate if i can get a feel of it, and see how i like it.. thought you buying ds125?


lovells would be lending me his ds50 with ttl slave sensor (working on a c5050z, though not so written on ikelite's compatibility chart)... ike, would you care to elaborate?

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 08:58 PM

The TTL sensor will work, but with too many quirky idiosyncrasies. Easier and safer to recommend the EV Manual Controller. Start with full power for subjects four feet away from the camera, then reduce one f/stop (two clicks on EV Manual Controller) for each foot closer.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 08:58 PM

The TTL sensor will work, but with too many quirky idiosyncrasies. Easier and safer to recommend the EV Manual Controller. Start with full power for subjects four feet away from the camera, then reduce one f/stop (two clicks on EV Manual Controller) for each foot closer.

System won't let me delete the double posting, so how do you spell hiccup?

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 07:28 AM

thanks for your reply, ike :lol: double is fine with me, hehe...

seems like manual controller is the safest bet .. someone just told me that the ev manual controller has a function allowing you to ttl... i read the website but i cant find any info like that.. :shock:

pls tell me it is not true. i just need affirmation.

no one with pics using c5050z (beat it, any camera) with ds50 n manual controller?? :D

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 08:41 PM

EV Manual Controller does NOT allow TTL. Confusion may be the strobe MUST be in TTL to accept the predetermined quench signal of the EV Manual Controller, but there is no position that allows TTL dictated by the camera.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 10:16 PM

ahhhhhh... thanks, ike :D

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 01:51 AM

Hi bevied,

Only saw your post today. Don't really know how well the DS50 works with C5050Z. Thanks for organising the dive. I can only say that the DS125 works well from my limited time on Friday. The only problem is the estimation of the settings. 1st shoot is always off. I think need more practice.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 09:00 AM

the length of the optical cord have to be equal, the cord i've used is not evenly curled up therefore i was having problem with the ttl on that day.

previously when i don't curl up the cables, it work wonderful, all my shots in sipadan was shot with optical cord to TTL sensor and camera set to internal flash. didn't have any problem.

get the manual controller beivied. TTL would be great if your strobe is used as a fill strobe, or get a Ikelite housing so you can use TRUE TTL :(