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Dec 30, 2012 08:18 |  #1

Is there any alternative to triggering my ABs besides getting a second cybersync transmitter and somehow attaching it to my L-358 meter? I'm getting tired of taking it off my hot shoe whenever I reposition my lights and have to meter again.


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Dec 30, 2012 09:27 |  #2

I have a spare transmitter that I carry with me while doing lighting setup. I simply set up the L-358 to wait for a flash and then I push the "test" button on my transmitter. I'm using Elinchrom EL-Skyport Universal transmitters and receivers.


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Dec 30, 2012 09:37 |  #3

Same here. Except for using cybersyncs.



  
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Dec 30, 2012 09:38 |  #4

There's a module for the L-358 for PW.
Someone on a german forum made one for Elinchrom: https://photography-on-the.net …light=german#po​st13397527

Might be possible to make one compatible with the Cybersync…


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Dec 30, 2012 09:42 |  #5

René Damkot wrote in post #15423330 (external link)
There's a module for the L-358 for PW.
Someone on a german forum made one for Elinchrom: https://photography-on-the.net …light=german#po​st13397527

Might be possible to make one compatible with the Cybersync…

Possible, but I don't see Paul taking the time or having an interest in doing that.
He is more likely to refer any inquiries to the Cyber Commander as a light meter. :-)


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Dec 30, 2012 10:29 |  #6

I have a L-358 and PCB strobes with cybersyncs also.

When you are in "Auto-reset Cordless Flash mode" on the L-358, and you press the measuring button, the mode mark will blink and the meter is ready to take a measurement. That "ready to measure" mode will continue for approximately 90 seconds.

During this time, fire the flash and make a measurement. I have my camera in one hand, and the 358 in the other. I place the light meter where I want it, and press the button on my camera, causing my strobes to flash. I am basically using the cybersync receiver on my camera as the module to fire the strobes. I dont remove the cybersync from the hot shoe each time, why do that? Just leave it on your camera and fire it that way. Sure, you'll get a shot thats pointed to the floor, but who cares, you're going to discard that shot anyway.

If you're using a tripod, I have a quick disconnect release on mine, I just compose, flip the disconnect, take the camera off the tripod, light meter in one hand, camera in the other, fire the strobes, take a measurement, set the f-stop accordingly, camera back on the tripod, and shoot.

If the 90 second period is exceeded and the blinking mark on the L-358 stops, just press the Measuring button on the light meter again to return to "ready to measure". You're good to go again. No need for another cybersync receiver.




  
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Dec 30, 2012 10:35 |  #7

After getting tired of taking the CST off the hotshoe to meter, I too bought a second CST for this reason.


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Dec 30, 2012 16:28 |  #8

Even if you don't want to take advantage of the CC metering mode. Its a handy way to adjust the lights.
And it has a fire button .


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