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Aquatica Announces Optical Flash Trigger for Canon 5D Series
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, November 13, 2018 @ 01:30 AM (EST)

Aquatica has announced (PDF) a new LED optical flash trigger for use with the Canon EOS 5D series of DSLRs. The trigger, which attaches to the camera’s hotshoe, makes it possible to have fiber-optic strobe connections to the company’s housings for cameras such as the 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, and 5DS R. Aquatica’s housings come as standard with Nikonos N5 bulkheads for electrical connections.

Powered by two lithium batteries, the trigger can fire at over 10 frames per second, more than enough to outpace your strobes’ recycle time. Available soon, the trigger will retail for $369.


Announcing our new LED Optical Flash Trigger for the Canon 5D series (5D MKII, 5D MKIII, 5DS R, 5D MKIV) housings. Available SOON!

In our continuing desire to offer the greatest convenience to underwater photographers the world over, Aquatica, one of the pioneers in the underwater photo industry is now shipping the new LED Optical Flash trigger #18963. Designed for those cameras that do not have a built-in pop-up flash like the Canon 5D series, the trigger offers an extra level of convenience and peace of mind by removing the electronic contacts between the housing and strobe.

About the Trigger:

Using the latest in LED technology, Aquatica has created an answer for users who want to use Fiber Optic Sync instead of the traditional N5 electrical cables. The trigger is powered by 2 lithium button batteries with a life of over 5000 pulses and can easily fire at over 10 frames per second!

In addition, there are additional benefits to using optical triggers:

  1. The use of a sealed Optical Port adds to the integrity of the housing
  2. Removes the chance of corrosion of the sensitive contacts within the bulkhead and strobe
  3. Reduced cost and increased robustness of Fiber Optic Sync Cords vs traditional N5 electical cords
  4. Repair of a Fiber Optic Sync Cord is easily done in the field
Specifications What’s in the box?
Power source: 2 x 2016 Lithium batteries 1 x LED Optical Flash trigger
No of shots: Over 5000 2 x Low profile Optical ports
Dimensions: 3”x 1.5”x 0.4” 2 x 2016 Lithium batteries

The optical trigger option is now available as a factory installed unit or existing housings can be easily retrofitted by your Authorized Aquatica dealer.

Price: $369.00 USD

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