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Viz'art

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In Topic: Is there a female to female Ikelite cord converter? Problem, HELP! :)

05 February 2016 - 05:39 AM

Tursiops, first there was confusion on the description he was giving, turns out that the TTL converter was not a converter at all, which he taught he was getting and that is why he could not get it to plug as it should, once we had each opther on the phone, things got clearer, also having posted pictures of the components involved from the get go would also have made things clearer. In the end, its really not a pissing contest, I much prefer to have someone on the phone, work on resolving the problem and get them back in the water ASAP, even if in this case, it has nothing to do with the housing per say. 

 

Strobe connectivitty can and does get confusing at first, I would suggest, that if in doubt, contact the housing manufacturer or an experienced dealer to make sure that you get a properly working solution for your housing from the start.

 

 

Divenwolf, about the D500, already in the work, no firm ETA yet, 


In Topic: Is there a female to female Ikelite cord converter? Problem, HELP! :)

04 February 2016 - 12:49 PM

OK, had the gentlemen on the phone and things are much clearer now, turns out he has a TTL compatible sync cord, compatible being the key work here, so in the end, TTL is not an option with is camera (a Canon 1DX) .

 

This is a relatively frequent occurrence, TTL cords don't mean they are TTL, it just means that all their contacts are active, (sort of a throw back to the Nikonos and film cameras of heydays) there is not really any commercially available housing that would actually have requirement for such sync cords, housing with built in or external TTL converter would not use this cord anyway, unfortunately TTL with the Canon 1Dx n is case will not be an option. 

 

With digital cameras, unless there is provision to isolate the pins contact, or that the bulkhead are wired so that only the ground & sync are active, you should avoid these cable as they may conflict with the camera and freeze it. Ikelite has special two wires sync cord for digital cameras.

 

In Haring's case, all he has to do is put all of the switches on the switchboard in the down position, that will block off any unwanted or confusing signals.

 

Thanks for calling Haring, always here if you need more info.


In Topic: Is there a female to female Ikelite cord converter? Problem, HELP! :)

04 February 2016 - 11:07 AM

Handing, the 4104.1 is a nikonos sync cord and not a TTL converter http://www.ikelite.com/accessories/4104.6-sync-cord.html 


In Topic: Is there a female to female Ikelite cord converter? Problem, HELP! :)

04 February 2016 - 10:16 AM

Tursiops, yes that is why is current 4301 won't work, these TTL converter come in two type, one for housing sporting a Ikelite strobe connectors, the 4301, which is what he seem to have, and he should have the 4302, which is designed for housing with a Nikonos type connector, I should mention that all pins must be actives in order to have those work properly, in the end, both converter do the same job, it is just the plugging part that differs, Hopefully Haring is in a situation where he can return this unit and get the correct one, if not he can always swap one of his Nikonos bulkhead for an Ikelite one.

 

I presume he has a Nikon housing (hope so) and theses can be ordered with a variety of strobe connectors, the Nikonos type being pretty much the default one, but these are all modular and can be changed and adapted fairly easy


In Topic: Is there a female to female Ikelite cord converter? Problem, HELP! :)

04 February 2016 - 09:00 AM

Tursiop, from the description, it is likely a 4301 Ikelite to Ikelite TTL converter, the male Ikelite part he refers to actually goes into the housing, when this later is equipped with a Ikelite type bulkhead, the female part on top of the little barrel is where the sync cord connects. my personal housing is equipped with Ikelite type bulkheads and I use the same TTL converter that he has presently for open water situation, mainly because it standarize the connectors, I can remove the converter and plug the sync cord directly and very importantly, for underwater studio situation because all my connectors across the board being identical, all my extensions cords and Pocket Wizard housings work and can be swapped between units.