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 Post subject: Sync Cables!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Hi,
I am about to buy Bowens Gemini 400/400 studio light kit. But I do not fully understand sync cables. Up till now I have only ever used hot shoe flashes so am a bit of a newbie to professional studio kits. Am I able to use sync cables with my 550d and how do I connect two cables to my camera?

Any help would be great :D

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I don't think the 550D has a PC sync port (check your manual), but you can always buy a hotshoe PC sync adapter (shouldn't be too expensive).
Do check the trigger voltage of your strobes though, Canons don't like high voltages.

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Thank citruspers.

I found out my camera does not have a pc sync port. I have tried to look for hotshot adapters but can't find any. Could you please give me the link of a good one. :D

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I found this: http://flashzebra.com/hotshoes-shoes/0064.shtml
http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.p ... 319&page=1

But for that price, it might be smarter to purchase a cheap set of radio triggers:

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.p ... 317&page=1

Less chance of you tripping over your own cord and crashing the strobes. 8)

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Thanks for the links. I am now considering using my one light set up which uses my 430ex ii aswell as the strobes to make a three light set up. However how would I trigger them all simultaneously. Is it possible to trigger strobes and hot shoe flashes together?

I was thinking of using something like this:

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-int ... ter/p12455

This one is made by interfit so would it work with bowens and canon lights? Also does the 430ex ii work with infa-red triggering. I was looking at the bowens website but all there methods of triggering where very expensive!

p.s How would these triggers work with strobes because there is no where to attach it to a hot shoe? http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.p ... 317&page=1

Thanks very much for all your help!
:D :D

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How would these triggers work with strobes because there is no where to attach it to a hot shoe?


through 3.5 mm mono mini phone connector or hot shoe

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Ok I think I have got it. Would this work? I currently have one set of hahnel flash triggers:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hahnel-Combi-TF ... 793&sr=8-1

Could I plug the sync lead into the strobe then plug that into the adapter Citruspers suggested earlier through the sync cable socket:
http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.p ... 319&page=1

Then put the flash trigger receiver on the hot shoe of the adapter and buy a second adapter for the 430ex ii.

Thanks again
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