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mmontanaro Registered since 24th Oct 2012
Wed 24-Oct-12 06:36 PM

I have a two part question. I've always been a "speed light" photographer but recently purchased a new Photoflex Starflash 300 mono-light.

I found out the hard way that using Nikon's CLS system, even with the flashes set to manual power, will trigger the monolight prematurely when using its optical trigger.

I just got my D800 which is the first camera I've had in a long time with a PC sync jack.

So my plan is to trigger the monolight via the PC sync cable and put the speedlights on manual power and trigger them remotely via the SU-800 commander unit or SC-29 sync cable.

So my first question is has anyone else done it this way and are there any other gotcha's I haven't thought about?

My second question- I've read horror stories about connecting monolights to cameras and the voltages frying the camera. They make buffer attachments for this to isolate the electrical circuits. But with a brand new, modern light and new camera, is this a necessity or is this a fear mostly with older lights and cameras?


Keep clickin'!

Marlo Montanaro


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