Vivitar 285hv + Alien Bees together

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

  1. earthbound macrumors member

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    Oct 5, 2006
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    Northern/Central VA
    #2
    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

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    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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