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Old Jul 31, 2005, 2:28 PM   #1
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I have just bought the sony DSC F828 in order to get into the digital era, I thought there was no problem connecting the bowens flash wire to the camera, but, surprise, the wire does not fit in. I have tried to use the bowens as a slave unit, triggered by the little flash the camera has, but it seems the bowens and the little flash don get synch. Any help will be nicely appreciated


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Old Jul 31, 2005, 9:31 PM   #2
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A simple way is to use this adapter, it provides you a standard PC socket from the camera hotshoe; But you have to check if your camera can accept the flash trigger voltage, since this si a electrically direct connected adapter.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation


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If it can't handle the voltage, the next option is a similar unit with curent limiting ability like a safe-sync

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

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Old Aug 2, 2005, 2:49 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot Kcan, I am going to try it.
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Thanks a lot, Peter, I'll take your advice into account
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Old Aug 2, 2005, 3:20 PM   #6
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Frist thing to do if you have a multimeter is to check your Bowens trigger voltage.
That would tell you pretty quick which way you need to go.

Second option is to check here http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html
they list 3 bowens units and all have a high to very high trigger voltage.

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Old Aug 14, 2005, 2:32 AM   #7
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Hi

First let me say that the kaiser adaptor is a load of sh*t. A far superior one is the one shown, I think it goes under the name like HAMA. It is aluminium (sorry aluminum) The Kaiser one is all plastic , it is in two halves held together by a self tapping screw. Mine burst open after a short use. I had too adhere it together with Araldite.
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 12:33 PM   #8
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I use both kind (plastic and aluminum), but never use them to hold a flash , just to have a PC connection.
I am not comfortable with stacked heavy accessories ; to hold something light, a cell for example, it's perfect.
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