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  1. #1
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    Cybersync ? for Rooz

    How is your Cybersync set up working out? I'm thinking about getting a trigger and 2 recivers for my studio light set up.
    How do the attach to the flash? Do they have a built in cord or do you have buy that seperate?

    Thank's
    Nikon D600, Nikon D80, AF-S Nikkor VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G DX, AF-S Nikkor VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED DX, AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D,
    AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.55.6 G ED VR DX, AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED VR, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Quantaray AF LD 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Tele-Macro(1:2) , Nikon SB 800, SB 600, Expodisc

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    In short, CyberSync are the bomb. I've been using them for 6 months (1 transmitter and 4 receivers) and they are still 100% reliable even when firing through walls. Definitely worth the money. They connect via PC Sync cable btw. If your flash lacks a sync port than simply pick up one of these hotshoe adapters:

    http://flashzebra.com/products/0126/index.shtml

    I use 3 of these adapters and they work great.
    Nikon D90, D40 Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 | Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
    Vertical Grip, SB-600, SB-24, Sunpak 433D, Metz 40AF-4N, Alienbees CyberSync Triggers

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  3. #3
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    i bought them on reg's recommendation and in a word, they are faultless. the receivers come with the sync cable you need to attach to the sb800. i prefer to make sure that the flash i use have a sync port, no more parts and it makes life much easier. sb28's do the trick.

    there are a couple of annoying design flaws you can work around;
    1. no lanyard or loop to connect a lanyard; (buy lanyard and connect via battery compartment)
    2. test button too pronounced and easily triggered, (glue round washer around it). i just store them in a hard case so they cant be triggered in my bag.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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    I have been looking at the Pocket wizard mini and flex...allowing full use of ITTL via radio wave communication. How does CyberSync compare?

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    radiopoppers are a better option for TTL chris. they are more reliable and the reports from owners have been glowing to say the least. there have been alot of issues triggering and TTL faults with the PW mini's, (in canon ettl). cybersnc's are far cheaper but no TTL of course.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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    Thank's
    This is what I want to sync.

    It has a 3.5mm plug I think.

    If I wanted to use these strobes with my SB 800 & SB600, would I need recievers for my speed lights also?
    Nikon D600, Nikon D80, AF-S Nikkor VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G DX, AF-S Nikkor VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED DX, AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D,
    AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.55.6 G ED VR DX, AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED VR, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Quantaray AF LD 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Tele-Macro(1:2) , Nikon SB 800, SB 600, Expodisc

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    yep! unless you can get or rig a splite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Thank's
    This is what I want to sync.

    It has a 3.5mm plug I think.

    If I wanted to use these strobes with my SB 800 & SB600, would I need receivers for my speed lights also?

    Each light requires its own receiver.

    the 3.5mm jack cable that you need to attach to that light in your picture is provided in the box.

    Your SB-800 already has a sync port so you simply plug the 3.5mm to pc sync cable (which is also provided in the box)

    Your SB-600 doesn't have a sync port so you'll need to buy the hotshoe adapter I linked to in my first post. The adapter has the proper 3.5mm jack to plug directly into the receiver.

    In my opinion iTTL isn't worth the extra money unless your frequently place your lights great distances apart. I've never had a problem walking from flash to flash setting ratios. CyberSync = more exercise and more money to spend on other gear
    Nikon D90, D40 Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 | Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
    Vertical Grip, SB-600, SB-24, Sunpak 433D, Metz 40AF-4N, Alienbees CyberSync Triggers

    R3G Media | Flickr

    "You're pulling some awesome action shots with a cam and lens that are supposed to be rubbish ! " - Rooz

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    Thank's r3g. This info was very helpful.
    Nikon D600, Nikon D80, AF-S Nikkor VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G DX, AF-S Nikkor VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED DX, AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D,
    AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.55.6 G ED VR DX, AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED VR, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Quantaray AF LD 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Tele-Macro(1:2) , Nikon SB 800, SB 600, Expodisc

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    To anyone with the Cybersyncs, do you have any issues with the transmitter staying locked in on the hotshoe? From the images I have seen, it doesnt appear to have a "dial" to secure it?

    I am very close to purchasing them, as I am tired of having to position the SB-800s within sight of the camera body and I am unable to use them as a backlight due to in not seeing the signal from the body.
    Jason

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