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flowmon Nov 22, 2004 4:01 PM

Could someone please advise me how to fire studio strobes with the Nikon D70 and what settings will work for this ?
I am here in Brasil on a photoshoot and need to figure this out
quick. Any knowleadgeable advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Nuff Thanks,

flowmon Dec 4, 2004 6:59 AM

I had to resort to a sync cord and a hotshoe to sync cord
adaptor yet again. for a $1200 Digital SLR thats a bit primitive if you ask me. Now my strobes only fire an average of 2 out of every 5 times I take a picture in rapid succession...what gives?

marokero Dec 4, 2004 9:51 AM

That's because your strobes don't recycle as fast as the camera is shooting. Either slow down or get better strobes.

bradg Dec 5, 2004 12:36 PM

you may want to buy a set of pocketwizards, if you dont want cords runing all over the place....

and yes marokero, is right, you could also set the stobes on a lower power....

what strobes are you useing?

flowmon Dec 5, 2004 3:27 PM

Thanks a bunch guys.... your info cleared up a lot of questions:
Now I know why that photography equipment store in Salvador, Brazil was eager to push those brand new Unitek strobes on me for $220.

Don't get me wrong....the pix are great just that I would have preferred to buy the ATEK strobes a really good superior faster recycling times (i'm so sure i'd bet money on it) Brazilian made product .....and for the same price.
One last question.... how can I protect my D70 from sync cord voltage damage ? Can't get the pocketwizards in time to Jamaica where I am right now.
Nuff Thanks for your info and advice.

bradg Dec 5, 2004 8:21 PM

you can get a cord from for something like 50 dollars they will build it in the cord, which is well worth it, when your protecting your camera....

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