I put my AX100 Gates housing in checked baggage after padding it with at least one wetsuit. I put the camera and ports in my backpack along with all the batteries, padding the ports with neoprene covers on the lens sides and the plastic port caps on the housing sides. Of course, with a mechanical housing, NEVER travel with the camera inside - but you already knew that. A few fluffy things (speedos(?)) can be inside the housing to save some space.
Posted by wydeangle
on 11 December 2014 - 05:58 AM
Alas, it doesn't seem to make any difference.
When the camera is switched to Manual the Iris, Gain and Shutter speed are highlighted and I can change them readily manually.
If I press the Manual button again, all three of the highlights go away, supposedly indicating they are all in Auto mode.
In either case if I press the PAE button, I still get the exact same error box I quoted in the first message! It doesn't seem to matter whether the camera is in Auto or Manual - same error and no PAE.
I have two of these cameras, and the result is exactly the same with either camera, so it's probably not a defective camera - unless they are both defective in the same way - not impossible but less likely.
Maybe it's one of the newer Sony bugs?
PS: Further playing; the indicators for the Iris, Gain and Shutter have three states: "A", "E" and blank leading the number. No matter which appears for each one right before I press PAE, the result is the same -> the error box.