Hotshoe to trigger led or other fast light (not flash)

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Scot Kight
Scot Kight Regular Member • Posts: 134
Hotshoe to trigger led or other fast light (not flash)

I need to figure out a way to have a gf2 make a light flash, but not a flash itself.  Something like a pin led or something similar would be perfect. This is for underwater use, so smaller is better.  I've seen some projects but nothing seems to have come out of it.

As for why, I want to trigger a strobe but I don't want to deal with the recycle time of the gf2.  If it had FEC,I could turn down the flash to reduce the time but the gf2 is crippled and that feature is missing.  It can be incredibly frustrating when that one fish you are trying to capture finally poses, 1 second after the last shot, and 3 seconds later s/he is gone.

Anyone have any ideas?

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