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Lighter   Calcutta, IN  Registered since 16th Feb 2012 Fri 06-Sep-13 03:45 PM
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"Manual Flashguns"
Sat 07-Sep-13 07:14 PM by jrp


Hello friends

I have Nikon D90 and Nikon SB600 Speed light. From my film days, I have two manual Flashguns lying around which I haven't used for quite some time. I was wondering whether it would be possible to use the two old manual flashguns using wireless Radio triggers.

Please advise.

Thank you

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Fri 06-Sep-13 04:26 PM
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#1. "RE: Manual Flashguns"
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Sat 07-Sep-13 07:15 PM by jrp


In a word: Yes!
Just make sure that the sync voltage of the flash unit does not exceed the RF triggers maximum sync voltage. (If the sync voltage of the flash is beyond the capacity of the RF trigger, you could damage the RF trigger.)
You can see if your old Flash units sync voltage is listed: Strobe Trigger Voltages .

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Lighter   Calcutta, IN  Registered since 16th Feb 2012 Sat 07-Sep-13 04:35 PM
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#2. "RE: Manual Flashguns"
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Sat 07-Sep-13 07:15 PM by jrp


Thanks a lot Marty.
I shall surely check out. Please tell me one thing, how to control the output of the flash? I understand that these triggers are basic and at most I can fire them together, but that's it!

>In a word: Yes!
>Just make sure that the sync voltage of the flash unit does
>not exceed the RF triggers maximum sync voltage. (If the sync
>voltage of the flash is beyond the capacity of the RF trigger,
>you could damage the RF trigger.)
>You can see if your old Flash units sync voltage is listed:
>Strobe Trigger
>Voltages> .

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sun 08-Sep-13 03:27 PM
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#3. "RE: Manual Flashguns"
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>Please tell me one thing, how to
>control the output of the flash?

That depends on the flash unit that you have.
The power ratio on most flash units can be adjusted on the flash unit itself, though there are some units that the power can not be adjusted.
For flash units without any way to adjust the power ratio, you can move the unit closer to your subject to increase the effective power or move the unit further away from your subject to decrease the effective flash power. You can also use ND gel filters and or light modifiers to reduce the light output.

>I understand that these triggers are basic and at most I can fire >them together, but that's it!

The capablitiy depends on the particular flash units that you are using and the RF triggers. Some combinations provide more capability than others.


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Marty

  

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Toby01 Silver Member  El Sobrante, US  Nikonian since 19th Nov 2012 Sun 08-Sep-13 06:51 PM
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#4. "RE: Manual Flashguns"
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If you decide to go with the radio triggers, you might want to get units that have TTL pass-thru on the transmitter. That way you can use your SB600 in TTL mode on top of the transmitter, with the other units in straight manual mode positioned wherever you want. I went with the Phottix Strato II units because of this feature and they work very well.

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Lighter   Calcutta, IN  Registered since 16th Feb 2012 Mon 09-Sep-13 01:16 AM
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#5. "RE: Manual Flashguns"
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Thanks for the reply.

Could you please explain it a little bit more? What do you mean by "TTL Pass Through on the transmitter"? How can I use "SB600 on top of the transmitter in TTL mode"?

Thanks again

>If you decide to go with the radio triggers, you might want
>to get units that have TTL pass-thru on the transmitter. That
>way you can use your SB600 in TTL mode on top of the
>transmitter, with the other units in straight manual mode
>positioned wherever you want. I went with the Phottix Strato
>II units because of this feature and they work very well.

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Toby01 Silver Member  El Sobrante, US  Nikonian since 19th Nov 2012 Tue 10-Sep-13 06:53 PM
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#6. "RE: Manual Flashguns"
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My Strato II transmitter mounts on the camera hot shoe. The transmitter has a hot shot on top of it that the SB600 can then be mounted on. The SB600 can then be controlled in TTL mode and the Strato will send radio pulses to fire the off camera remotes.

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Lighter   Calcutta, IN  Registered since 16th Feb 2012 Wed 11-Sep-13 05:12 PM
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#7. "RE: Manual Flashguns"
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>My Strato II transmitter mounts on the camera hot shoe. The
>transmitter has a hot shot on top of it that the SB600 can
>then be mounted on. The SB600 can then be controlled in TTL
>mode and the Strato will send radio pulses to fire the off
>camera remotes.

That's pretty nifty...the one I bought does not have a Hot Shoe on top of the transmitter, and the company you have mentioned is not available in our country

http://500px.com/sriroyc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sroyc/
My gear: D90, AF-S 300 f4, AF-S 18-55 VR, Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro

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