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Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
 

need help re:wein safe adapter...


I just placed an order for 2 photogenic lights, and I ordered the nikon AS-15 adapter. The sales person recommended the wein safe adapter to prevent voltage problems.

Do I REALLY need it, or is it not necessary? Any help is appreciated!


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11/21/2006 2:36:41 PM

 
Raymond H. Kemp
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2004
  The Wein safe sync adaptor will regulate the voltage which if not used could cause damage to the camera especially if there is a problem with the lights. The AS-15 is also a sync adaptor but does not regulate the voltage, hence the reason the Wein is about $30.00 more than the AS-15.

Your call on this, one will give you some insurance and the other won't. If the lights you ordered are new to the market then I would get the Wein safe sync.

Ray


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11/21/2006 7:11:06 PM

 
Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
  Thanks Ray, I guess I know my answer now. I posted this on another site, and basically got the same answer. Why chance it! Wireless would be nice, but not affordable right now.

Jess


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11/21/2006 7:33:44 PM

 
Raymond H. Kemp
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2004
  I know what you mean about the wireless costs. I have several Nikon SB-800 flash units and decided recently to setup a portable light setup with the SB-800s. I nearly purchased some Pocket Wizards, but opted for the Nikon SU-800 command module to fire the SB-800's and allow me to still use the Nikon CLS flash system. For the type of work I do, it was a good choice and investment.

I'm very happy with it. Good luck with your new lights!

Ray


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11/21/2006 7:51:14 PM

 
Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
  thanks. I had ordered the Photoflex light, but cancelled it today. I really want to get lights before "who knows when", and I was really thinking I wanted tow lights. when that sale finally ends and I'll have to buy another light, I won't be able to afford it. So I switched brands. My hubby is buyig me my sb800 for Christmas {grin, grin}. Very excited, and can't wait.

Do you have any recommendations for learning how to use it. any online tutorials or good reading?


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11/21/2006 8:39:15 PM

 
Raymond H. Kemp
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2004
  I pretty much self taught myself using the handbook that comes with the SB-800. But I recently found this catch all link that points to a lot of good resources for the SB-800: http://www.softstonegroup.com/sb-800.html

By the way the SB-800 does have a built in PC sync port. Anyhow if you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I'll see if I can help you.

Ray


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11/21/2006 9:05:17 PM

 
Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
  oh, you just opened yourself up on that one! It'll be after Christmas though. I'll check out the link too.


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11/21/2006 9:07:12 PM

 
Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
  wow, that's an amazingamt of info...itll take awhile to get through that!


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11/21/2006 9:14:33 PM

 
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