Vivitar 285hv + Alien Bees together

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by earthbound, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. earthbound macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2007
    Hi, everyone.

    I finally decided to purchase some lighting. I just ordered a Vivitar 285hv since I wanted something affordable to get me started. I'm also thinking of buying Alien Bees AB800 some time down the road. And so I'm wondering, is there a way to trigger both the Vivitar and the AB800 together? I have a Nikon D40, if that makes any difference.

  2. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    You can get an optical trigger for the Vivitar. You'll also need a hotshoe->PC Synch adapter for the AB->D40 connection. ~$8 for a cheap one.
  3. amemoryoncelost macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2004
    You could use the radio triggers made by the same company as the alien bees, the cybersyncs. Very reliable and decent range.

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