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    Canon g9
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  1. A couple of comments. The sony a6500 doesn't allow manual control of the strobe beyond setting it to like -3 stops, you can't just dial it really far down and use it to trip strobes in manual mode, the internal flash only fires TTL. Apart from Ikelite's housing no one has TTL working with wired strobes for faster recycle, I tried. Aquatica has a nice housing with a wired bulkhead for Ikelite, but it's not TTL, weirdly their SLR housings all license the tech from Ikelite for TTL but not their mirrorless housings, this is not super obvious from the web site but I got one of the housings and validated this myself, and then returned it. I ended up selling off the Ike's and going with Sea&Sea's although the Retra's weren't available when I did this, doing it now I'd likely use the Retra's or the new Inons. The camera works great in the housing, I'm very happy with it, for a complete write up look here: https://www.scubaboard.com/community/threads/sony-a6500-shooting-in-a-nauticam-housing.549228/
  2. Well I already had it in to them because of my initial failures, and they responded that some camera flashes cause this issue, it's even in the manual so I doubt they'll care too much that I know of one specific flash that causes the problem. For my point of view I'm just hoping the 160's don't cause the problem because I'd like to get a second larger strobe.
  3. So I finally got out to try it and it's the DS51 that's the issue. The DS125 is no problem I found that if I move the DS51 to the right side of the housing (I wear the Luna on my left wrist) then it worked just great. Bringing the DS51 near the Luna and I could see my pressure guage stop updating, followed 30 seconds later by the chirps and the disconnect. Turning off the DS51 or moving it further away allows the signal to comeback. So the problem is sort of solved, but as a warning you can't use a Luna if you were diving with two DS51s!
  4. One of my strobes is a DS51 (or equivalent, it's a few years old) and the other is a DS160 (or equivalent, also a few years old) using them wired with a housing on the G9. I'm assuming everyone is talking about the transmitter battery, and yes transmitter is on my left side, and I wear the receiver on the left arm.
  5. So I had exactly this same problem on my brand new Sol on it's first dive. It's since been sent back to Uwatec and I've just found out today that they're sending it back now supposedly redone although they could find no problem. They claim it may be related to my strobes. If this is the case than I'll have to return it and find another computer. My previous wireless computer was a 12 year old Cochran Nemesis and it had no such issues. It lost the signal so frequently that I just began to ignore the alarm beeper and I frequently had no concept of what my tank pressure was. I was only diving in 20 feet of water so I continued, had I been going any deeper I would've aborted my dive immediately. It seems like it's hit or miss weather you get one that works well with strobes or not.
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