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.
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?)?
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?