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Is it possible to use the Nikonos SB 103 in combination with and triggered by a slave-unit. I have an Olympus UW system camera with an Inox flash and want to use the Nikonos Flash SB 103 as a second flash that should be triggered via an slave-unit by the Inon flash. Is there any slave-unit that exists and fits on the Nikonos and that will give its light together with the Inon flash?

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    Paul Dokter Apr 19, 2014

    The Nikonos SB 103 has, as far as I know, no build-in slave function. So I wonder does a slave-unit excist for use in conjunction with the flash SB 103 and build for use underwater. The flash is already nearly 20 years old but still functioning as where it new, but firing it with a slave-unit underwater is something I'vve never done. And I don't seem to be able to find an apparatus that can do the job.

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Good lord! That's a NICE underwater system you've got. What type of help are you asking for? Just from your equipment list, if everything is in good condition, you've got at least 1500.00 worth of stuff! A new 15mm sells for $2,240, the camera, new, $750.00, eiklite flash system is up there, the extra close up gear ain't cheap either! And a pelican case--well, if yer gonna go snorkeling or scuba, you're all set! The 28mm can be used for land lubbing or underwater. To properly prepare the camera, the most important thing is to check the condition of the o-ring around the film door. If any doubt, replace it!! The same applies with any other o-ring seal. *Properly* greased, an O-ring in good condition simply looks wet. Use a good quality, pure, silicone grease all over the ring and don't blob it on--It can be purchased just about anywhere. Check the o-rings on all the other equipment--same rule applies. Salt water damage is u-g-l-y. Before opening up the camera after being in salt water, rinse all equipment in fresh water and dry completely. Don't detach any cords or lenses until all are rinsed and dry! (When cameras and salt water come together improperly, think horror movie acid bath results--and you won't be far off) I used 36-picture rolls of film so I wouldn't have to open the cam as much. Heh, in the excitement of photoing fish, yer gonna burn some film.Hope I assisted you!---Rick

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By the way I have a D 700. It migth fit different in other cameras.

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