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Aug 27, 2008, 7:56 AM

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Re: [Myxomatosis] Little Flash Help
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Here is a modification I have done to extend the shoe cord, except that I used 5 pin mini-din connectors. I takes some guts and good manual dexterity to cut into that expensive shoe cord cable and rewire the new plug and receptacles!

On thing to remember is that if you go with the ebay cheap triggers, they will not give you iTTL. They will only trigger the flash so you have to set the flash values manually. The same goes with the more expense but very reliable pocketWizards.

You can get wireless iTTL but every system is expensive (Just ask Wes!).

Here's another link. It's from the Strobist site and is a do-it-yourself synch cable that is not iTTL either but is relatively inexpensive and will let you trigger the flash from distances of at least 75 feet. I made one of these before I went wireless. It uses regular household ac plugs as extension cords for the flash cable. You do need to purchase, make or modify the cable that connects to the flash itself (which is usually a pc connector or, as in the case of some Canon flashes, a hotshoe adapter).

You can get some really great tips on small flash photography from the Strobist site.

Good luck! - Paul

(This post was edited by Paul_Y on Aug 27, 2008, 8:02 AM)

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