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From: "Dave Fenner"
Subject: Re: Camera Flashes
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 15:34:56 -0000
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"Gregory L. Hansen" wrote in
| I'd like to trigger multiple manual/thyrister flashes
| my K1000. I got some on eBay for $5 to $10. An array of them
| light a cheap way to increase my range, but with slave units and
| off-camera hot shoe cables around $20, making them work together
| cost more than the luminosity did.
| The flash fires when the cable is shorted. But I was warned
| simply teeing off the sync port. So I have in mind a little box
| switches that will short each cable individually without a mutual
| connection, which seems like an exceedingly simple circuit.
| But I need connectors. I need female bulkhead connectors for...
| whatever in the world connectors the cables use. It looks kind of
| miniature coaxial antenna cable, the kind that just pushes on
| thread or bayonet.
| I've asked on a photography newsgroup. And those people certainly
| more about cameras and related equipment, and using them, than I
| they don't seem to know their equipment on this kind of level.
| If you know what I'm talking about, what part should I be looking
| And do you have any advice for this little project?
| "A nice adaptation of conditions will make almost any hypothesis
| with the phenomena. This will please the imagination but does not
| our knowledge." -- J. Black, 1803.
Why not just use light-operated slave triggers, no wires or
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