System is a D2X in Subal housing, with hotshoe pin taped up as recommended for use with strobes, and both YS-350 and YS-90DX strobes. When the strobes are connected to the housing topside, everything works fine. But when underwater -- even a few inches -- the system will only record some of all of the images taken, if the strobes are turned on, i.e. he takes 5, and between 0-5 are written to the card.
Underwater, if the strobes are turned off, all of the images are written properly.
Above water, all images are written to the card, even when strobes are used.
The problem is reproduceable with two separate D2x cameras.
Sounds impossible, no? I'm totally stumped. I thought the most likely explanation could be the pressure on the housing pushing in some random button, even in only a few inches of water. What else could it be?
He's going to try another strobe to isolate the problem, but in the meantime, I thought I'd unleash the problem on the greater community here.
"The problem is that when the cameras are inside the housings
and strobes are attached, pictures are recorded only intermittently when the
system is underwater (even when only a few inches underwater). The same
configuration works flawlessly when not in water. Very strange indeed!
"D2x inside Subal Housings, Sea & Sea strobes - YS-350s and YS-90DXs, Sandisk
1 gig cards (I have Lexar 2 gig cards, but wasn't using them today when this
happened). I had a Nikon 12-24mm lens on one camera and a Nikon 10.5mm lens
on the other. "