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Wein Safe Synch or ???
Old 12-17-2003, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I had trouble with my Canon 10D when I first got it probably because it use some Novatron Studio lighting and had to send the Camera off to be fixed. I am wondering what I should get to be sure that I don't screw up my camera again. I have heard that the Wein Safe Synch should be used but should I use the SSR-Jr. Open Channel System (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=208024&is=REG) instead? I don't want to spend to much money on this but it would be nice to have a little more freedom with the wireless option. If anyone has any experience with these items I'd be very
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Re: Wein Safe Synch or ???
Old 12-17-2003, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used to have a Wein Infrared remote system & it worked well - I eventually traded it in for the PocketWizards- which seem to work better since you don't have to worry about anything blocking the path of the infrared beam. Calumet now makes a system called the Litelink that's cheaper than the PocketWizards, You may want to check it out. You might find it easier to use than the infrared type of remote.

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Re: Wein Safe Synch or ???
Old 12-17-2003, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.

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Old 12-17-2003, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i would get the wizards..AND a wein safe sync..in case you have to fall back on a PC cord as a back up...
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Re: Wein Safe Synch or ???
Old 12-18-2003, 12:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've been using Weins ever since they first came out. I use them with my Mamiya RZ 67, my Nikons, and my Canon G1 digital. One of my assistants uses it with his Canon G2, and my ex-partner uses it with his various Canon digitals (1Ds, 10D), all with no problems. (We use the basic SSR system). I have a friend who also has a Canon G2 and could not get his to work. Canon told him the voltage on the Wein had fried the circutry, and that he should use a lower voltage system. Then he tried using it with my Weins and it worked fine (so his Wein was faulty). I've never had a Wein fry any of the above mentioned cameras that belong to me or anyone I know, so I would not worry about the Weins. You can call Wein and call Canon to discuss it with them, but I have found that none of the manufacturers of any equipment will even acknowledge that any other manufacturer exists, much less tell you that whatever you have will work with their system. All I know is its never created a problem with the cameras that I know of.

I don't know the tech specs of the model you are using, but I doubt it matters much as far as damaging a camera, all the camera is doing is closing a circut that fires the Wein (which is really just a small flash). There's nothing going through the camera. If you want, call Wein. They've always been very helpful and easy to talk to. 213-749-6049 Let us know if you find out anything different?

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Old 12-18-2003, 08:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have to chime in with a recommendation for the PWs. After you get them your problems will be solved. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 12-18-2003, 10:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Andy I'll check on the voltage. Also if you would be so kind as to tell me the model # of the units that you use.

Thanks for all of your feed back!!

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Old 12-18-2003, 10:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input. I am sure you are correct but.... I'm trying not to spend $300 or more on this purchase.

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Old 12-18-2003, 08:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Its just an "SSR", no other designation. Its is physically larger than the unit in the B&H page you referenced.

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