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41cassis14 Registered since 15th Dec 2005Fri 01-Aug-08 01:20 AM
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"Using D80 and D200 with Norman 400B and SunPak 522"


Chesaning, US
          

Hello there SL users. It was suggested in the D80 forum I come over here to ask my question. I have a new Nikon D80 with which I wish to use a SunPak 522 and a Norman 400B strobe. I have a Wein Hot Shoe Safe Sync which I have been told is imperitive. So I guess my question has as much to do with how to set up the camera as to how to use the strobes.
I was told by the seller that all I had to do to use off camera/off brand stobe was to use this Wein protectorshoe on the hotshoe. But I have been through both books (I admit cursorily) and yet I cannot find any reference to this except for slave operation restricted to three units. What am I missing? These cameras will do me little good if I can't use the lights I already have. While I may have to spring for a Nikon flash to use on the bracket (the 522 is old after all) the Norman is a workhorse and blasts a lot of light suitable for outdoor fill and such. Sorry if this has been addressed but I am an old shooter brand new to dig. Thanks
Lar


  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Fri 01-Aug-08 03:35 AM
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#1. "RE: Using D80 and D200 with Norman 400B and SunPak 522"
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Hi Lar,
The Wein Safe Sync is used to protect your D80 from sync voltages generated by the flash unit that are too high for any DSLR. If the Flash units sync voltage is too high the circuits in the camera can be burned up destroying the camera. If you attach the PC cord from your Norman Flash or your Sunpak flash to the Wein Safe Sync They should work as they would on a Film body. In Manual Mode as neither unit is Nikon i-TTL compatible. Good Luck.
Best Regards,
Marty

  

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allegro Registered since 24th Feb 2008Mon 04-Aug-08 12:21 AM
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#2. "RE: Using D80 and D200 with Norman 400B and SunPak 522"
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Coconut Creek, US
          

Lar, Marty, I owe you one... "Re: Wein hot shoe.."
Recently bought a D80, hoping to use former 'nikkor' lens. 24. 50 anf 105mm. Found out pre AF. Any how I can still use the filters. But I have a "Sunpak 544" and refuse to give that up. I know I had had a little black thing as a pc adapter for the original 35mm rollie. Now thanks to both of you I know what to look for.
You made my day...
Hy

  

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41cassis14 Registered since 15th Dec 2005Mon 04-Aug-08 12:17 PM
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#3. "RE: Using D80 and D200 with Norman 400B and SunPak 522"
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Chesaning, US
          

Hy at another forum I got even better advice. While the hot shoe is a great idea there is another one. A radio slave. Apparently a company called Pocket Wizard makes specific to flash plug units which are either transmitter or receiver. One plugs from the hot shoe and one into the strobe. There is then no concern of high voltage damage to the delicate camera innards. I looked it up and the prices look quite reasonable. A good idea for a lot of reasons. Let me know what you decide to do.
Lar

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 05-Aug-08 05:01 AM
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#4. "RE: Using D80 and D200 with Norman 400B and SunPak 522"
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Hi Lar,
The Pocket Wizards work great when you use the flash unit remotely. If you want to use the flash unit on camera (flash bracket) the transcievers may not work consistantly. Transcievers require some space between them to function correctly.
By the time you buy 2 transcievers Plus II and cords you are over $400.00 US. If you get the Multi Max transcievers the price goes above $600,00 US.
Good Luck and Enjoy.
Best Regards,
Marty

  

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rlongIII Registered since 20th Aug 2008Fri 29-Aug-08 04:27 AM
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#5. "RE: Using D80 and D200 with Norman 400B and SunPak 522"
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The Sunpak 522 sync voltage is only 22 volts. I use my 522 on my D80 without the Wein safety shoe. The D80 can withstand up to 250 volts but must never see a negative voltage.

rlong@ivytech.edu

  

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