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In Topic: Problems: new Nauticam housing w/ Canon 7DII

09 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

Ok, this is all great! I do use my strobes in M only.


I've set the camera's flash to manual and 1/128th now and my AF assist beam says off.


I'll set everything up later this morning and see if I'm good to go!


Thank you all for the help so far :)

In Topic: Problems: new Nauticam housing w/ Canon 7DII

08 March 2015 - 08:14 PM

ok, been playing around and can now get both strobes to fire & changer power settings, but they are both doing the flicker/preflash thing when I focus.  my focus is on back button, not shutter release.  Strobes fire properly when I click the shutter.


Except something funky happens with the 220 on full power - the flash actually fires, but the image comes up dark.  Turn it back one notch and it comes up with the correct amount of light.  Very weird, I think.  Not a deal breaker, but annoying and I can't figure out why it would do that.


I can't seem to get the camera to not take a photo now, so hopefully that was just a non-recurring gremlin and all I need to do now is figure out how to turn off this preflash whatever it is.


Doesn't seem to matter if the button is up or down on the 240 - it works the same in both positions.


I have not installed the magnet on the 220 but now I've found it so can if it will help.  I'm thinking not since I'm getting the same reaction from both strobes.


How do I make that stop?

In Topic: Problems: new Nauticam housing w/ Canon 7DII

08 March 2015 - 05:05 PM

thanks.  no one around to help me test stuff, unfortunately. My strobes work perfectly with my existing Subal system and Canon 40D.  Unfortunately the new cam doesn't fit in the old housing!

Swapped out batteries to ones that were definitely charged correctly, so I know the batteries are working properly.


Flash is set to factory default on the camera, but will have a look at that and to see if there is anything interfering with the pop up.


Will be trying to fix this later today before I try to hit the water again this week.  Really appreciate all the ideas to double check.  Hoping that with the knowledge here and more fussing on this end, I can get it all resolved.