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Optical Trigger problems with Nauticam/Nikon...UWTechnics and Nauticam

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I have a Nikon D4 and a Nauticam housing, with the S&S YS-01 strobes. I ordered a Nauticam optical trigger and nauticam fiber optic cables, and found out that the optical trigger works inconsistently with the YS-01 strobes, in that it doesn't trigger the strobes to fire.

 

The UWTechnics TTL trigger says it works with YS-01 strobes, has anyone on here tried the UWTechnics trigger with the YS-01 strobes?

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From the UW Technics manual :

 

 

Compatible photo cameras: all Nikon DSLR cameras

  • Compatible underwater housings: NAUTICAM housings for Nikon D600/610, D7100, D7200, D800/E, D810, D4/s
  • Compatible TTL strobes: Inon Z-240, Sea&Sea YS-D1, YS-D2
  • TTL outputs: 2 optical, 2 electric wire
  • Maximum Fiber-optic cable length for “TTL” operation: 3m

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From the UW Technics manual :

 

 

Compatible photo cameras: all Nikon DSLR cameras

  • Compatible underwater housings: NAUTICAM housings for Nikon D600/610, D7100, D7200, D800/E, D810, D4/s
  • Compatible TTL strobes: Inon Z-240, Sea&Sea YS-D1, YS-D2
  • TTL outputs: 2 optical, 2 electric wire
  • Maximum Fiber-optic cable length for “TTL” operation: 3m

 

thanks!

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I have had problems get a fibre cable to be consistent with a POS and Inon strobe. Things I found:

- the fibre needs to have good 'clean' ends

- the alignment needs to be positive, that is the fibre needs to point at the light/sensor capture maximum light and direct this to the sensor.

- the fibre needs to be firmly held (so it says in optimal position)

- camera strobe needs to be 'bright', I wouldn't turn the flash down as some cameras allow.

 

I tried three alternate fibres with different cap ends only one works well.

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I have had problems get a fibre cable to be consistent with a POS and Inon strobe. Things I found:

- the fibre needs to have good 'clean' ends

- the alignment needs to be positive, that is the fibre needs to point at the light/sensor capture maximum light and direct this to the sensor.

- the fibre needs to be firmly held (so it says in optimal position)

- camera strobe needs to be 'bright', I wouldn't turn the flash down as some cameras allow.

 

I tried three alternate fibres with different cap ends only one works well.

 

Have you ever tried multicore cable?

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No

I made lot of tests with different poor optic cables, and my experience the cables working very very differnt same aperture and sutterspeed.

I suggest you try a multicore cable for your flashes.

 

Like this.

 

https://www.unterwasserkamera.at/shop/catalog/product_info.php?info=p3291_d-d-multi-core-slavekabel-inon---nauticam-compact----systemgehaeuse.html

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