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Posts posted by pmooney

  1. Sounds like the light has been put into lock out mode by accident.


    Your SOLA 1200 Video is a late model version that has the additional safety lock out mode ( shown by the lock on the control panel )


    With the Light off , hold the switch in the forward position for 4 secs.

    The light then turns on , then off, and the dashboard lights flash red 5 times.

    The light is now in travel lock out mode and will not turn on.


    The light will charge in this mode but will not switch on


    To exit , hold the switch forward for 4 seconds.

    The dashboard lights will flash green 5 times and the light then turns on

    It should now be back on operation mode.


    Take heart in knowing your not the first person the be locked out.



  2. Why would you want to do this


    Hey gang,


    I've been trying to hard-wire my OMD-EM5 to an INON Z240 via 5 pin Nikonos bulkhead and synch cord but with no success. Some setup worked fine on the Panasonic GX1, just not on the OMD. The flash symbol remains greyed out, the same if the little flash unit is lowered and turned off.




  3. Why would you need it on a bright day?


    Too much power is a drawback as the Sola series don't have a flash inhibition circuit.


    The lower power Sola 600 has been very popular for macro photography and night-diving, but even that will leave a trace in wide-angle images.


    This was shot using a Sola 600 as the key light (I had no strobe):








    2) I would like a red light feature for macro night diving (rather than use my Z240 pilots with red filters);

    3) I don't think that I need too big of a light (no video), but I would like something to provide some light during the day if I am shooting with my 16-35 or 10-17mm in my 230mm zen dome and no flashes (seals, white pointers, whales at the surface etc). My thinking here is that a relatively powerful light will put some color in subjects when they swim through the focal sweet spot (when shooting without strobes); and



    Recommendation was based on using the lights as fill in a wide angle available light situation.


    The extra power of the 1200 will give extra penetration in a bright ambient situation - if it's still to bright it can always be turned down where a 800 can't be turned up if its not bright enough.


    Poor use of english - forgive me i'm a colonial.

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