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Old Nov 22, 2004, 4:01 PM   #1
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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.
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Old Dec 4, 2004, 6:59 AM   #2
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Well...
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?

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Old Dec 4, 2004, 9:51 AM   #3
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That's because your strobes don't recycle as fast as the camera is shooting. Either slow down or get better strobes.
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Old Dec 5, 2004, 12:36 PM   #4
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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?
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Old Dec 5, 2004, 3:27 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Dec 5, 2004, 8:21 PM   #6
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you can get a cord from http://pccords.com/and 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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