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  1. OK I messed up!! Finally decided to check the batteries and discovered two were upside down on both strobes, I didn't see the little diagram on the side and just assumed the two connecting points were the same were +ve and -ve but they weren't! What a numpty! Well all sorted now flash is a lot brighter funnily enough and the target light works now as well!! Woohoo! Thanks anyway!
  2. Ok got one with file down to under 1000kb!! This was at 1/250 F2.8 taken of a wall from .5m away this is how the flash shows on the wall I guess it's just normal and maybe will be different underwater in the light. If I take a picture from a metre away I just get a dark picture. I don't know if it is meant to be like this or what!? I will just give it a try tomorrow and see what happens underwater I guess and just go back to ambient light if I don't have any success! I really don't know about the target light either...I bought all this equipment for this holiday and haven't had much success - light motion sola 1200 worked for one dive until it ran out of battery and I haven't been able to charge it since and also one of the arms of my tray fell off on my very first dive and I lost a screw which I haven't been able to replace! I have two strobes neither of which I have used yet...Anyway I'm rambling on a bit now! Thanks for your help!
  3. Hi Kirk thanks for your quick reply, I have been trying to work out how to change the image size for 30 mins but haven't got anywhere apart from making the file bigger! I will try taking another photo now in a lower resolution on the camera now. I have just been fiddling around with the shutter speed and aperture and noticed that the strobe is firing after the shutter is being released. What shutter speed should I be using? The only setting I have got the flash to show up (with the two white lines) was at 1/30 F1.8 taken outside in the dark. I am really confused! I should be shooting in manual mode with the flash setting to fill-flash and strobe on TTL right? The other options I have on the camera for the flash are auto flash (not available in manual mode) fill-flash, rear sync and slow sync. I will go have another try with the settings and see if I can get some smaller images to upload. Oh yeah do you have any ideas why when I push the target light button nothing happens? Thanks a bunch man!
  4. Hi! I posted this in the lighting section too but I don't have much time so have linked it here too! Sorry if that is bad etiquette but I am off tomorrow morning! Thanks for any help or either problem! http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=49771&p=327641
  5. Ummm the file was too big so couldn't upload but I'm sure you can imagine what I explained! The other problem I have is with the target light...When I push the target light button nothing happens!!! I have two ys-01's and same with both! I don't get what that could be as surely that should just work regardless of settings etc. Any advice much appreciated! Cheers!
  6. Hi Guys! I am off to the Similan islands tomorrow and want to use my YS-01 for the first time but I am having some problems. I am not sure if it is just because I haven't tested it underwater but when I take a picture with the flash I am getting two white horizontal lines one on top of the other and dark areas in between them. I have tried with the diffuser and without but get the same result...I have also tried all the settings (TTL and with/without pre flashes) and different powers. I am new to all this but I was expecting a much brighter flash as well. On the camera I should be setting it to fill-flash right and using TTL on the strobe? I will try and upload a photo up now to show what is happening but maybe this isn't even a problem anyway as the light might spread out better underwater? Thanks in advance for any help!
  7. Hi! I'm having a problem with my sola 1200 different to ones above but wondering if anyone could help! I used my sola 1200 for a couple of dies until it ran out of battery. I then tried to charge it but when I plug it into the wall the charger blinks a few times with a faint red light and then goes out, the light isn't charging and I have tried the contact for 5 secs but nothing. Any ideas?? Thanks a lot!
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