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Slave manual (non-TTL) mode with S&S YS-D1?

14 December 2013 - 11:29 PM

I know the slave TTL mode is available and works well. However, is it possible to get manual mode (set the power of the strobe to be fired) in slave mode?


Also, does anyone know where the slave sensor is on the YS-D1?

OMD EM5 metering problem

12 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

I have an OMD EM5 and have set most of the settings to those suggested in the OMD thread.


I have noticed that the camera meters very well when not using the flash. However, when using the supplied flash for land photography or the YS D1 strobes underwater or on land that the photos are 2-3 F stops darker. I have the flash compensation set to 0 so that should not be the problem. This occurs in all metering modes (spot, center and pattern) and in P or auto mode.


Any ideas what could be causing this issue?

Using Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobe for land use?

26 August 2013 - 08:29 PM

I want to do some indoor photography with my OMD EM5 and need to use auxiliary flashes.


Has anyone used these strobes above water and if so any recommendations?


Also, how do you mount the strobes...separate stands? what type of connectors?


I was even considering using my Nauticam housing but the strobes are clamped to the handles which are attached to the Nauticam tray (that cannot be attached to a tripod).


Thanks in advance for any advice.



Metering for macro and wide angle

23 June 2013 - 11:02 PM

I haven't seen this discussed recently.


I am transitioning from film to digital underwater photography and am not sure about the type of light metering for exposure. I seems like many of the digital photographers guestimate their settings on full manual camera and strobe settings then adjust according depening upon the results after the picture is taken.


However, for TTL and wide angle, I would like to know what type of metering is used for those using more automatic settings (and this may help when using the histogram or highlight/shadow info).


Do most use center weighted for macro (like I used to do mostly for film)? Do you also use center weighted for wide angle or is matrix better?


Also, for automatic settings, do some use shutter priority or aperture priority (or are there situation with which one works better than another?)?



Sea & Sea YS-D1 Strobe's Diffuser Lanyard connection?

20 June 2013 - 07:16 PM

It is easy to connect the lanyard string supplied with the YS-D1 to the diffuser. However, the manual shows attaching the strobe end to the YS adapter. I am using the ball connector so cannot find anyplace to attach the strobe end of the string lanyard.


Any ideas where to attach the string so that I don't lose the diffuser when underwater?