Amateur Looking to purchase a Power Pack

Discussion in 'Lighting Equipment' started by matthew_davis|7, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Greetings -
    I purchased a storage unit recently and found 3 Dynalite Model 4040 lights with stands and a case. I have always been interested in photography and would like to learn how to use the lights withe my Nikon D3200. Can someone please point me in the right direction on what to purchase as far as a power pack goes? I'm not looking to spend a lot of money since this is just a hobby. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Matt
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  2. Quite a good find! I'd look for any M-series Dynalite pack. You'll also need cables to connect the heads to a pack. A flash
    meter isn't a bad idea either.
     
  3. Before you use this with a digital body, be sure to check out the line voltage when it fires. If it is above a certain level, it can fry your camera. Using remote slave triggers would negate that problem any way.
     
  4. Before you use this with a digital body, be sure to check out the line voltage when it fires. If it is above a certain level, it can fry your camera. Using remote slave triggers would negate that problem any way.
     
  5. The line voltage (the electricity going into the powerpack from the wall outlet) is going to be either 120 or 240 depending on whether you're in the U.S. or a country that uses 240. It's the sync/trigger voltage that's an issue on the camera end. Check the rating for the Dynalite packs. I believe my digital Nikons can handle up to 250 volts. If in doubt, use remote triggers as suggested by Tim or if you're using a PC cord use a Wein Safe Sync, which drops sync/trigger voltage to about 6 volts.

    Not to cost Henry a sale, but you can pick up used Dynalite powerpacks for about $300 on up.
     

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