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bartusderidder

Member Since 22 Oct 2006
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In Topic: Best of Halmahera and Raja Ampat Videos

03 February 2011 - 12:18 PM

Hi Richard,

I definitely love your videos...as I was on that trip too! :-)

Hope all is well with you.

Best wishes,

Bartus

In Topic: loc-line arms or ????

15 June 2010 - 11:38 AM

Hi Susie,

I started out with the Locline arm too, taking the cost in account, but already during my first trip I got so frustrated with it (in use with Inon strobe):
-it didn't stay in the exact position I wanted it
-on land, it often just bent
-if the arm is (too) short, there are certain positions you can't put it.
-it makes a funny noise indeed when you move them underwater.

So, on my second trip I used ULCS, and been very happy with it ever since :-)

I'd say, invest the extra money, you won't regret it!

Best wishes,

Bart

In Topic: Problem Inon Z240 - Leica D-Lux 4 - manual mode -optical cable

03 June 2010 - 12:30 PM

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Strobes are firing as they should!

It was indeed the Advanced Cancel Circuit button. I knew what it was for, I just assumed (wrongly) the Leica D-Lux 4 was not using preflash in manual mode with forced (internal) flash.

This owner of 2 Inon Z240 strobes, is now a HAPPY owner :-)

Thank you all!

Bart

In Topic: Problem Inon Z240 - Leica D-Lux 4 - manual mode -optical cable

03 June 2010 - 08:12 AM

Thanks alot for the comment.

I was indeed assuming the Leica's internal flash doesn't use pre-flash, similar to the Oly 5050 and 5060.
I'll try with the Advanced Cancel Circuit ON (= the little button OUT, NOT pushed in).

I'll post my finding.

Can't wait to get home to do the test.

Cheers,

Bartus


Is there any preflash in your LUX4? I suspect yes and so your Z-240 flashed multiple times instead of just once.
When the power is less than 8, you strobes are able to recycle on time but not when it is more than 8. This is not the same as your C-5050 and my old C5060 as the manual flash in these 2 cameras do not have preflash.
Try to use the advance cancellation circuit and it should be okay. As for the button for advanced cancellation circuit, I was also confused and hence I only do it by trial and errors.

There is a similar discussion here
http://forums.dprevi...essage=32794359


In Topic: Problem Inon Z240 - Leica D-Lux 4 - manual mode -optical cable

02 June 2010 - 01:22 PM

I have tried that too, but unfortunately, it doesn't change a bit.

Set the camera to auto mode, A,S or P mode and retry
Chris


The really weird thing I find is that since I'm shooting manually, my internal flash is just there to trigger the strobes. So why would the strobes not fire anymore when I set them to a higher output?

Interestingly enough, I have noticed something else: when I push the shutter, I can clearly see the 2 Inon strobes are not firing in a synchronised way; one comes a tiny bit later than the other, but noticeable with the naked eye. I have swapped optical cables, but that doesn't change it; the same strobe fires a bit later than the other one.

If any other Inon Z240 users have experienced similar problems and/or have found solutions, I would definitely love you to hear!

Thanks alot in advance,

Bart