The fw800 parts came in. The card looks like some kind of generic. The cable seems pretty good, but I wish it had an 90 elbow like the original leaf cable. It's not as secure as I would like it but it was dirt cheap.
I am not sure all the driver stuff is installed correctly. At first it kind of hung when installing the driver for the leaf imaging device. The interesting part is that it that it includes their own drivers or you can switch to microsoft drivers. So I kind of flipped back and forth. I think I'll leave at microsoft setting for now.
Once I plugged in the power adapter into the card, the leaf back fired right up. It was dead without that external power.
Capture one, tries to connect then reports that the body/back combination is not compatible and that's that. I can't use it. I tried it in db mode and pro, with the same message. Any body know why that would be?
Leaf capture beta seems to be running better on this laptop than on my desktop. No weird error messages. THe reason I am worried that things might not be all good as it takes like 6-10 seconds for the images to show up on the back and on the laptop. shooting with just CF card is much quicker. Is it really this slow? A few times I got db error after taking several quick images. And a few times a bw Leaf logo was displayed instead of the image. I think it got stuck and could not write to the app.
Well for the first try, at least I got some things going. I am still concerned about this adapter. I should try to test it outside of leaf capture with something. Wish C1 would work so I could compare. The body is the afd3/aptus ii6 /dl28 setup. Is this possibly because it's a Mamiya product? This is all cost under $100 if you are interested.
OK so I figured to go cheap for now.. and with the uncertainties on the mbp fw power, ordered an expresscard34 2x800fw with an external power supply. Will try to run c1 or lc beta. If I buy a mac with the slot, this will still serve a purpose. I picked up a 800/800 cable, hopefully it will all work. I have a couple of 40w digital camera batteries if i am lucky they make a cable for the dc plug on the adapter.