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Wein Introduces Line of Digital Smart Slaves and Digital Safesync Voltage Regulators
Optical slaving distances vary from 100 feet with the PND "peanut slave" to the longest range optical slave on the planet..namely the SSLD/SSLED tested at 3,000 feet in bright sunlight! Makes any digital camera into a wireless remote lighting enhancement transmitter for truly professional results. The low cost high performance PND is perfect for the consumer and the offerings include all popular slaving configurations.
WEIN also makes the DEK-500 DIGITAL ENHANCEMENT KIT that includes a high quality, fast recycle autoflash with built in digital smart slave as well as table top tripod, and sync cord. Retail $99.95
WEIN has been making quality photo slaves and lighting accessories for many years and is the leading professional brand .
SAFESYNC VOLTAGE REGULATORS ........Protects your newer modern camera or digital from all dangerous flash units and power paks that can have sync circuits as high as 300 volts! see the full line at www.weinproducts.com.
Just introduced the SSLD and SSLED Universal Digital extreme range smart slaves that can fire around four light blind corners! Full sunlight distance over 3,000 feet. These units will sync with ANY digital camera introduced in the past present or future for the ultimate in professional remote lighting enhancement. Just select the number of preflashes.
Many professional Nikon ( D100) and Olympus E20N) SLR digital cameras have not one but TWO preflashes to fine tune the on board exposure computer . The Wein SSLD and SSLED also sync with the fastest SLR digital camera motor drives.
Sync remote lighting with confidence in any situation with ANY
camera. Oh, and forget the batteries. The Wein Digital Smart Slaves
don't need them so losing sync because a radio receiver battery runs
down is never a problem.
SHUTTERBUG AT LARGE MY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TOOL KIT-PART ONE:
GEAR FOR THE ePHOTO CROWD Page 46 WEIN DIGITAL SLAVES
One of the things I have done in my studio for many years is use an on-camera flash with my studio lights. The on-camera flash had three purposes:
1......to fire my studio flash system via a slave sensor
2......to provide a little bit of fill light from the camera's direction.
3......to provide a catch light in the subject's eyes when my studio flash was not in a position to do that.
Depending on the look I wanted, the on-camera flash was set from 1/2 to 2 stops below the light level from the studio flash. I don't like the look of direct flash even when used at low level fill. This always worked great until Canon improved their flash system and offered E-TTL flash control. In E-TTL the camera flash first emits a low powered pre-flash which is measured by the camera to fine tune flash exposure . It made flash much more reliable but it defeated my system because the pre-flash would fire my studio flash before the camera shutter opened and I would get blank frames. I felt overcome by progress.
Then along came digital SLRs and all of the makers had to adopt a pre-flash system because TTL flash measurement does not work off the face of a digital sensor.
I brought this up one day in a telephone conversation with Stan Weinberg, the man responsible for all the nifty photographic gadgets sold under the WEIN name. It turned out that others had been griping about the same thing and Stan had been at work on a solution. The solution is now available in the new WEIN DIGITAL SLAVES ,and I can finally go back to my preferred way of working .
The WEIN DIGITAL SLAVES are available in all the popular slave configurations of their conventional battery less option slave line. See www.weinproducts.com in the DIGITAL section. No matter what brand of electronic flash you have, one of their new DIGITAL slaves will work.
The professional long range SSLD and SSLED series even has a slide switch that can select either(1) normal (single flash) or digital flash (2). Note: some older obsolete Olympus digitals that have two pre-flashes will not work.
I have been delighted with the freedom I once more have to use flash the way I like. I have done a number of studio shoots using the WEIN DIGITAL SLAVES and I am pleased to report that they have performed flawlessly in every case.
WEIN SAFE SYNC HSHS
Another gadget from WEIN is at home on any digital camera as well as many conventional ones as well. Called HSHS SAFESYNC (reg) (Hot shoe to hot shoe) it steps down the trigger voltage of old flash units that can be as high as 400 volts to below 6 volts required by all digital and many other modern cameras.
You can use it with hot shoe flash units or you can plug other types in (studio flash) via a PC cord to the PC connector on the front of the HSHS SAFESYNC.
When it comes to expensive camera equipment, you are better safe than sorry and the HSHS provides that safety and sells for under $60 . I have not seen a camera repair bill that small in many years.
Wein also makes other versions of safesync including for double bladed household connections that are depolarized so you don't have to worry about polarity. Hot shoe to PC, Phono to phono European), household female to household male for many US powerpaks.
For more information ,visit their website at www.weinproducts.com or call Tiffen their exclusive distributor. www.tiffen.com. BOB SHELL
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