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Changing the D7000 to Inon Z-240 fibre optic cable connector!

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Hello again everyone,

 

Well I purchased the INON Z-240 strobe and the Nauticam to INON fibre optic cable but apparently I have to change the connector that joins to the strobe end! A couple of questions spring to mind;

 

1) Has anyone else done this and how easy is it?

2) Is this necessary?

 

I plan on trying the strobe set on S-TTL for macro shooting if that makes a difference.

 

Thanks

Nick

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Hi,

 

There is a difference between the type 4 and type1-3 Strobes.

The Type 4 connector is shallower compared to the previous.

 

It depends on how your cable is done!

 

/Erik

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Hi Erik,

 

Yes mine is the type four and they sent out the cable that needs me to change the connector.

Is there anything that I need to look out for when changing the connectors? ie; breaks easily, don't tighten the screws too much, not enough...

I have looked online but I cant find any articles on how to change them.

Anyone? Is it very straight forward? Just thought I would ask before taking it to pieces and finding out later I shouldn't have done that haha

 

Regards.

Nick

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I think that the old larger cap will fit on the T4 strobes but not vice versa.

Bill

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Thanks Bill,

 

Do you know if it impacts on whether or not the strobe functions properly if you don't change out the connector?

I cant see how it would if its just transmitting light and it fits!

Again I tried to google the information but cant find anything.

 

Thanks

Nick

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I think that the old larger cap will fit on the T4 strobes but not vice versa.

Bill

That's my experience. My wife uses Inon S2000 strobes (same connector as Z240 Type 4) with fibre optic cords off her old Type 2 Z240s. No impact on either manual or sTTL function has been noted.

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I bit the bullet and changed it.

It was a 2 minute job and as simple as removing two Phillips head screws with the jewellers screw driver.

Sooooooo easy!

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I assume that the only Thing that you can do wrong is to thighten them too hard.

 

/Erik

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Yes you could probably strip the plastic plug that you screw into.

It was sooooo simple. At least if someone else looks up this topic they can read that it was dead easy.

I should have recorded it on my gopro lol

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Thanks Ryan,

 

I had to go the other way from the non wireless to the wireless and just changed the plug end.

Not the whole L bendy bit haha

I notice that Reef Photo has some great specials at the moment on the Sola lights....

hmmmmmm to find some money lying around now!

:)

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I did not have a problem with Nauticam fiber optic cables to Inon strobes. I even have some really cheap cables from Optical Ocean Sales, that have not given me a problem. Either cables have not given me any problems in regards to the strobes not firing.

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