I have my brand new Panasonic GX1, Nauticam Housing and Sea and Sea DX1s with me and am having ALL sorts of trouble. Any ideas HELP
When the strobes do fire something (? The camera??) will turn the strobes off intermittently. In other words, I have set the camera to forced flash on . I pop up the little camera flash to trigger the strobes and (when Im lucky) all is well for a picture or two then the camera (or housing?) shuts the strobes off (showing the flash symbol w/ a line through it to show the strobes are off). I have to wiggle the lever on the housing to turn the strobes back on each time they turn off. Sometimes the strobes come right back on, sometimes, not. I have to wiggle the lever on the housing just right or the strobe wont come back on. I didnt turn them off what is happening? I cant figure out how to get them to stop shutting off.
About every second or third shot they dont fire at all. Sometimes they wont fire for an entire dive (although I always test the strobes on the boat before I go in the water. Ive cleaned the cables, connections, read the manuals, etc.)
Strobe batteries - I can barely get a whole dive out of an entire set of fully charged enloope (sp) batteries.
What am I doing wrong??? Is it faulty equipment or faulty operator or both. Help .. Im mid trip and want the beast to work.
Im shooting in manual /TTL. Typically ISO = 160 (as low as it goes), f5.6-22, ss 60 - 125
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Edited by holloways, 23 June 2012 - 09:04 AM.