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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Thu 04-Oct-12 01:37 AM
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Hi everyone, bit the bullet and bought the Cognisys stop shot kit for my waterdrops. Wanted to take my drops to a new limit. well, of course, it didn't even come with a diagram as to how to put it all together. I have a cd that came with it, but no diagram and I can't understand half of it. So if any of you would have any insight, I would soooo truly appreciate it...They told me I would need for my sb700 and 600 two hot shoe adapters. I've always used my chord that I connected one end of it to the flash and the other to the camera. I don't even know how to hook up the adapters. And then the adapters came with a tiny little chord that has one end looking like something I would insert in my old time vcr...ugh. So I don't know where nothing goes...I did however figure out how to mount the stop shot to my tripod. boy, have I bit off more than I can chew...Well, they could have sent me a diagram...I am sure I am not the only one who purchased this for the first time and felt totally lost. If any of you guys know anything,,,please help...And what would be the purpose of the adapters? They also said I needed this RCA y cable...of course, didn't tell me why..so as you can see, I've got all this stuff strung all over my table and sitting here scratching my head...help please...anyone...

Darlene

  

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OnTERRYo Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011Thu 04-Oct-12 02:26 AM
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Thu 04-Oct-12 02:27 AM by OnTERRYo

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Hi Darlene.

I had no idea what a Cognisys kit was until I Googled it.
But, seeing some of the images there, I now see why you are interested in it and droplets in general.
They have a website but I could not see anything regarding hook up.
I did find this page though.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=cognisys%20stop%20shot%20kit%20hook%20up&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CCUQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.photosbykev.com%2Fwordpress%2Ftips-and-trick%2Fwater-droplet-photography%2F&ei=WONsUNjRGsSNyAGi-IBo&usg=AFQjCNG-39EfmGCEoPyc1AvLVeWWC03KmA

About half way down the page, there is a Flickr Image link that shows the set up. It may give you some guidance there.
Also, there is a chatroom.

Hope this helps.

(Hey, us D90'ers have to stick together)

Terry.

OnTERRYo

"The Nikon did the work; I just happened to be behind it at the time." TP

  

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Fri 05-Oct-12 03:49 AM
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Hey thanks Terry. Yeah, I called the company and they were very helpful to walk me through it and said that indeed they need to look into supplying a diagram with their orders....I'm sure I'm not the only one who called up and complained about that one....Thanks for the link though, it helped....

Darlene

  

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Fri 05-Oct-12 07:08 PM
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just a follow up: spent a few days researching, talking on the phone and just pulling my hair out,,,BUT I GOT ER DONE!!!! I now figured out that those little chords are indeed the pc sync chords and they hook to the hotshoe adapter itself. What confused me though was that they were really hard to connect. After researching, they said they was normal so I finally got those figured out. The y cable just connected both my flashes together. So I am well on my way and excited as heck...I've just never had the need to get a hot shoe adapter excpecially since I use commander mode most of the time so this was just a little extra learning I had to do...But you guys are great to always listen to me rambling and figuring out just what I am trying to do..For that I say thankyou,,,and look for my wonderful photos soon,,,I hope...(smile)

Darlene

  

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