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Old Feb 15, 2004, 3:59 PM   #1
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Default What to use for connecting 'studio' lighting?

I have a 10D, wondering what is ued to fire off umbrellas, soft-boxes, etc.

Further more - how are they powered?

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Old Feb 15, 2004, 6:29 PM   #2
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I have a 10D, wondering what is ued to fire off umbrellas, soft-boxes, etc.

Further more - how are they powered?

Thanks for bearing with a newbie!


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1. There's a PC-sync terminal on the left side of the camera after you remove the rubber cover toward the bottom, the universal sync cord attaches here.

2. This terminal is not powered... In the old day it used to be just a mechanical switch which closed the circuit in synchronization with the camera's shutter. Today it's an electronic switch with much more reliability but is sensitive to high voltages. Most newer studio flashes are quite benign however; It's the older units that you have to worry about exceeding the rating of the camera.

3. You can also fire off via photo eye slave (sometime built-in to the flash head) or RF radio slave, both of theses methods are wireless and do not need any cords...
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 2:22 PM   #3
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The Interfit infrared trigger works great on my D30. It's about $33.00 at B&H or Adorama & fires any slave enabled studio light. I put a Wein Peanut on my Vivitar 285HV & it works great too!
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The Interfit infrared trigger works great on my D30.
How fast does it recharge after firing?
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 10:22 PM   #5
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The trigger(wireless/infrared/optical/whatever you used) does not need to recharge.

The strobe(s) does and that depends on the strobe and what its power source is and how depleted it is.

Using a Quantum turbo power pack recycle can seem almost instant. A pile of AA's can take seconds to minutes depending on their condition.

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How fast does it recharge after firing?
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