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Old Jun 22, 2003, 8:21 AM   #11
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Just a small correction here. I studied some circuits with the intention of building my own. This particular remote circuit used a counter after the photo-detector, so you could dial in the number of pre-flashes before the unit fired.
I believe KCan already beat you to this (actually he beat Minolta's own PCT-100 by a year! :lol:
http://www.pbase.com/kcan/mfi2&page=2

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FYI, the corresponding thread and explanation is here (a repost because the forum changed , remember the first Steve forum ? )
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2183

In fact, take it as a academic thing, because it doesnít worth time and money to make a circuit like that, unless you want to get rid of some of your junk box things like me :mrgreen:
There was interesting discussions inside the thread too Ö

NHL, I still not dig in the mimic stuff yet . Everything is driven by needs , right? I donít have that much need for TTL right now.
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Old Jun 23, 2003, 9:04 AM   #13
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Everything is driven by needs , right? I donít have that much need for TTL right now.
I need this (may be you will to if you can let go of your Nikon...): http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/frary/st_e2.htm

It's just like Minolta's Remote Flash Controller for their film cameras, but Canon's also work with their dSLR! We need some reverse engineering here... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I think this is new - I haven't found anyone who's seen one yet, but in the UK it's available for around £50.

http://www.vivitar.com/Products/Flas...ash.html#DF200

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Old Jun 24, 2003, 7:20 PM   #15
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- Learning-mode intelligently profiles your cameras existing flash
- Use with more than one digital camera - just repeat the learning mode
First time I see this feature, very clever.
Just a minor point: no auto-mode , but with the 4 power settings (Full, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16) it's a nice slave .
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Old Jun 27, 2003, 11:11 AM   #16
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I have an old vivitar 283 and would like to use it with my Finepix 2400.
Since the pre-flash (redeye?) can be turned off, could I use the cheaper $20 Peanut?
And will the Peanut take the higher trigger voltage of the older model 283?

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Old Jun 27, 2003, 11:28 AM   #17
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I have an old vivitar 283 and would like to use it with my Finepix 2400.
Since the pre-flash (redeye?) can be turned off, could I use the cheaper $20 Peanut?
And will the Peanut take the higher trigger voltage of the older model 283?

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You don't even need a "Wein Peanut".
A cheap slave cell will do ( I use a 10$Can no name cell on my Metz 45CT1 with ~~200V trigger)
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Old Jun 27, 2003, 4:06 PM   #18
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You can safely use one of the Photo Flash Slaves Triggers shown here: (http://www.therollbar.com/triggers.htm No physical connection to the camera so no need to worry about your flashes' trigger voltage. They are inexpensive and work quite well. PatiO.
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 2:22 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info.
I'll have to look for a cheap "no-name" remote trigger the next time I get to a photo store.
I've got no clue how AF will work during night time shooting, I'll have to try some test shots when I get the trigger.
Maybe a little spot-light on the subject will get the AF working..?.

That's what I love about digicams. All the test shots you could ever want and no wasted media..
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 3:28 PM   #20
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Try manual focus. It's pretty easy to do once you get the hang of it. PatiO.
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