I took my new rig out yesterday for the first time, and was a little surprised at how my strobes performed. For background, this is what I used to shoot:
Olympus C5000 with single Inon Z240 fired via fibre optic
The new setup is:
D200 in a S&S housing with 2 Z240's fired via electronic sync cable (S&S dual 5-pin sync cord).
The sync cord is plugged into the blukhead on the housing *not* marked CONVERTER. With the old and new setup, I put the strobe on the "M" setting.
However, with the old camera, for a given shot, I'd have the single strobe on 1/4 - 1/2 power maybe. Yesterday, I had to put BOTH strobes on the highest power setting in M mode to get adequate lighting. I don't think strobe positioning was the culprit, as I positioned them just outside of the frame and they were aimed correctly. I was shooting WA on 1/60 and with a fairly wide aperture (f5.6 or so).
So, I guess my question is, is it possible that something is setup improperly? Thumbing through the Inon documentation, I see that there are these little things they give you called "TTL Insulating plates" which they say to put in the sync-cable bulkhead. Basically, as far as I can tell, these serve the function of breaking the connection for 2 of the 5 pins. Could this be my problem?
Any help would be appreciated,