Optical YS Converter (mounted on camera's quick shoe inside the housing) converts camera's electronic TTL signal to a light signal. | 2013 | SEA&SEA

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Press Release 2013

Optical YS Converter (mounted on camera's quick shoe inside the housing) converts camera's electronic TTL signal to a light signal.

2013/11/08

Optical YS Converter (mounted on camera's quick shoe inside the  housing) converts camera's electronic TTL signal to a light signal.

Optical YS Converter (mounted on camera's quick shoe inside the
housing) converts camera's electronic TTL signal to a light signal.


Optical YS Converter/N1 for MDX housing
(Product No.50126)
* Scheduled to be available from early December 2013.

A compact unit that converts the camera's TTL signal to a light signal. The converter can be mounted on the camera's accessory shoe and can be connected to (a) SEA&SEA strobe(s) with Fiber-Optic Cable(s) (*). TTL and manual modes can be switched by pushing the mode switch on the housing.
* SEA&SEA's Fiber-Optic Cable II must be used with an Optical YS Converter.

Advantages of using the Optical YS Converter and not using the camera's built-in flash
- Risk of water-ingress and flooding via the strobe bulkhead is eliminated.
-The camera's battery will last longer.
-External strobes will fire in accordance with their quickest recycle time.
-No inner reflections from camera's built-in flash.
-Compared with slave TTL, the Optical YS Converter achieves far greater accuracy in TTL exposure/output.
-Optical YS Converter is compatible with SLR cameras that do not have a built-in flash.

[Controls] Power ON/Power OFF/TTL mode (indicated by blue lamp)/Manual mode (indicated by green lamp)
* Remaining battery level is indicated by flashing LED lamp.
[Auto Power Off]  The converter will automatically power off if the shutter lever or the mode switch is not activated for more than one hour.
* The converter can be re-activated by pressing the mode switch.
[Power Source] 2 x AAA battery (Alkaline: 3.0V / Ni-MH: 2.4V)
[Power Source] (*1) Alkaline: 15 hours / Mi-MH: 12 hours  (*2)
[Construction] Aluminum alloy (case)
[Dimensions (WxHxD)] 54.4 x 39.5 x 53.3mm / 2.1 x 1.6 x 2.1 inches  (without cable)
[Weight] 154g / 5.4oz.
(Housing(s) compatible with Optical YS Converter/N1):  MDX-D7100
*  Optical YS Converters cannot be used with SEA&SEA housings not designed to incorporate them. Most, if not all SEA&SEA RDX and MDX series housings produced in the future will be compatible with an Optical YS Converter.

*1 Operating time depends on the battery brand, temperature and frequency of use.
*2 Operating time tested on 750 mAh batteries.

Fiber-Optic Cable ? M/2 Connectors
(Product No.50128)
The best quality Fiber-Optic Cable is composed of 613 fibers (cores). Even when the cable is bent, attenuation of light is minimal. Therefore, the light signal will be transmitted to a strobe without loss. Compared with single fiber cables , the Fiber-Optic Cable II is more resistant to distortion, bending and physical impact.
[Construction]Methacrylic Resin
[Fiber Diameter]1.5mm / 0.059 inch
[Cable Diameter]2.7mm / 0.105 inch
[Length]453mm / 17.8 inches

*  For users of short and long strobe arm systems, SEA&SEA will soon launch two new Fiber-optic Cable ll options;
(1) Fiber-optic Cable ll S/2 Connectors (length: 310mm/12.2 inches).
(2) Fiber-optic Cable ll L/2 Connectors (length: 725mm/28.5 inches).

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